The Correctional Service Farm in Umu Alomoke, Okigwe local government area of Imo State, was allegedly attacked by suspected IPOB/ ESN members yesterday leading to the death of police inspector, kidnap of one officer and escape of seven inmates.
This was made known through a release made available to LEADERSHIP, which was signed by the police public relations officer, (PPRO), Henry Okoye.
The PPRO, highlighted that the commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad and equipped them with the available resources to go all out in synergy with the military and other sister security agencies and hunt down suspected IPOB/ESN disgruntled elements, allegedly responsible for the attacks on Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke.
According to Okoye, the security agencies are mandated to also fish out hoodlums responsible for the attack on the residence of Senator Patrick Ndubeze, both in Okigwe, in the early hours of 12/02/2024, “which resulted in the release of seven (7) inmates, and abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, and the death of a Police Inspector respectively .”
The police spokesperson revealed that the CP made on-the-spot assessment of the ugly incidents, where he mandated the special tactical squad operatives to intensify efforts in ensuring that the officer in charge of the farm settlement is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He called on the general public who may have any useful information that will assist the operatives in arresting the hoodlums responsible for the attacks to kindly report at the nearest police station or via 08034773600.
CP Danjuma encouraged the people of the state to go about their lawful business without any form of fear as the command is on top of the situation and have emplaced adequate security measures to forestall future occurrence.
The commissioner of police reaffirms the command’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that the state is adequately protected. He vowed that the hoodlums responsible for the attacks would be arrested and brought to book.