The Abia State Police Command says it has successfully neutralised four attackers, arrested eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of the State in the early hours of Tuesday.

Recalled that hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives.

Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo lost their lives.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu in a statement by the Police Public Relations officer, Frank Mba commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased officers.

He warned that dire consequences await any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engages in an unwarranted attack on any public property and directs all Command CPs to employ all legally permissible measures to protect lives and property

CP Mba noted that investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the unwholesome incident will be prosecuted in due course.

The police high command calls on proprietors of medical facilities – both public and private – in and around Abia State to report any person(s) found seeking medical treatment for bullet wounds and other related injuries to the nearest police station.