A criminal gang said to be responsible for the gruesome murder of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) along East Street, Ndiegoro, Aba, Abia State has threatened to sack residents of the area.
The ASP popularly known as “Agbalagba” and hailed from Ebonyi State was gruesomely murdered with his head cut off along East Street on Tuesday morning (at about past 5 am) while the gang made away with his gun and uniform.
According to a source the killing of the ASP from what they have gathered so far linked to a notorious criminal group whose leader was killed during a gun battle on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
On Sunday 23rd of April 2023, the leader of the gang who is popularly known in the area as JP met his Waterloo in a gun battle with men of the Nigerian Police, when he was sighted by police carrying out criminal activities.
JP and his gang on sighting the police opened fire and the police gave them a hot chase up to the Orji Uzor-Kalu bridge linking Ngwa Road, Pepples Road and with Akpu Road.
A resident who spoke anonymous said that many residents of East Street, Ngwa Road, Akpu Road, Ndoki Street, Etche Road, and Ulasi Road all within the Ndiegoro axis were thrown into panic as the criminals were said to have threatened that police and residents will have it hot henceforth, as the gang declared war on police and the residents.
A retired police officer who equally preferred to speak anonymously told the our Correspondent that with the threat to burn down police formation and attack more officers, it is time for the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of police and other security heads to pay attention to what is happening in Ndiegoro, especially the areas linking it with Ogbor-Hill.
“Aba is highly populated and places like Ndiegoro and the other side of the River (Ogbor-Hill) and even the Umunkama area are crime prone. This is exactly why this city called Aba is not expanding. The IGP and the Commissioner must act fast and take away these areas from the hands of criminals who have occupied them.”
Abia Police Command Spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna did not respond to the calls and messages placed on his mobile lines when our Correspondent made efforts to get an official response from police on the incidents of April 23rd and May 2nd, 2023.
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