Fatmann Dooiyor, a divisional police officer (DPO) of a community in Oru east LGA of Imo state, was assassinated by suspected gunmen.
Imo governor Hope Uzodimma hails from the Oru east LGA where the attack was launched.
Six of the attackers were killed after a gun duel with police officers, according to Mike Abattam, spokesman for the Imo police command.
“The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprise attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted in the neutralisation of six of the bandits while 11 of them were arrested at the station,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.
“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS , JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush.”