The Nigerian police have described as fake reports that a policeman killed his colleague in Edo state.
Rather, the police said suspected hoodlums on Friday attacked policemen attached to Auchi Division in Edo and killed an officer enforcing the Coronavirus curfew imposed by the Federal Government
DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Edo, confirmed this in a press release.
According to him, ”on Friday night at Auchi, the officer, one Insp. Felix Egbon and some colleagues were enforcing the COVID-19 curfew imposed by the federal government.
Read the full statement below.
Edo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public of the attack on the operatives of Auchi Divisional Police Headquarters, Auchi, Edo State and the gruesome murder of a Police Inspector Felix Egbon during the process.
On Friday the 8th of May, 2020 at about 9pm Inspector Felix Egbon and team were attacked with guns and other dangerous weapons by unknown hoodlums who emerged from the bush at Iyetse Quarters, Auchi, while enforcing COVID-19 curfew imposed by the Federal Government of Nigeria from 8pm to 6am. In the process Inspector Felix Egbon was shot on the neck. He was immediately rushed to General Hospital, Auchi where he gave up the ghost.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command has ordered for full scale investigation into the gruesome murder of the Police Inspector and solicits for the assistance of the sister security agencies, vigilante group and hunters in the area in arresting the perpetrators.
He also appeals to the traditional rulers, village heads and youth leaders to assist in providing information that may lead to fishing out those responsible for the dastardly act. He therefore warns the perpetrators to submit themselves to the Police,
Finally, the Command reiterates its resolve to continually protect the lives and property of the good citizens of Edo State in line with its constitutional mandate
DSP CHIDI NWABUZOR
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
EDO STATE COMMAND