Gunmen stormed the Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department facility at the Ugwunchara axis of Umuahia, the state capital, on Saturday evening.
According to sources, the gunmen arrived at the SCID facility in a Toyota Sienna, with some of them naked and others clothed in black with a red scarf and holding an AK7.
According to the reports, the gunmen also delivered a message that anyone who disobeys the sit-at-home order on Monday, May 30th will face consequences.
Many inhabitants of Umuagu in Umuahia North LGA and other sections of the state capital have deserted the streets as a result of the event, which is alleged to have occurred around 5:30 p.m.
While details concerning the attack are still scarce, unofficial reports claim that the CID facility was entirely razed down and suspects held in jail were released.
Few policemen on the ground attempted to repel the attacks who caught the police off guard, but were overwhelmed since the shooters not only came in large numbers, but also had a superior weapon.
There has been no documented loss of life up until the time of filing the report.
However, shop owners in Umuahia, including pubs and other event venues and cafes, have reportedly closed their doors.
Many people use the Ugwunchara axis to arrive and exit the state capital, so commercial and public transportation has been temporarily suspended.
On the Uzuakoli-Ohafia route, people who had driven to the Abia North region of the state for social gatherings were left stranded.
According to reports, vehicular traffic on the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway has been suspended as people arriving in Umuahia via the Expressway’s Owerri and Aba axes wait for permission before proceeding into the capital.
At the time of reporting the report, attempts to contact PPRO Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Police Public Relations Officer, were unsuccessful.
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