On Monday, July 26, a DPO was slain while police officers resisted a bandit onslaught in Omuma town, Oru East Local Government Area.
CSP Michale Abattam, the state police command’s spokesperson, said in a statement that armed bandits in a convoy of three vehicles were spotted in Omuma Town around 4 p.m. on Monday. According to ACP Benjamin Abang of Omuma Area Command, the Area Commander quickly informed the command’s ever-active tactical squads, who swung into action, ambushed, and launched a surprise attack on the bandits’ truck, neutralizing six of them while arresting eleven (11) of them at the station.
“Unfortunately, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor, the Divisional Police Officer, paid the ultimate price.” The teams eventually collected the three vehicles abandoned by the criminals to the station, which included two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS, JJJ 984 EL, respectively, and a milk color unregistered Lexus Jeep.
According to Abattam, the command’s tactical teams and Special Forces, led by ACP Evans E.Shem, are currently combing the bush for possible bandit capture. He went on to say that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, has warned bandits from neighboring states to stay out of the state or face dire consequences.