The residence of Senator Patrick Ndubueze, representing Okigwe Senatorial Zone, reportedly fell victim to an alleged attack by gunmen. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, February 12, 2024, saw his residence targeted, although fortunately, the senator was not present at the time of the attack.
Following this development, Imo State Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, swiftly responded by ordering a comprehensive manhunt for the alleged perpetrators.
The attacks were not limited to the senator’s residence but also targeted at the Correctional Service Farm Settlements in Umualomoke.
These coordinated assaults resulted in the release of seven inmates, the abduction of the farm settlement’s officer in charge, and tragically, the loss of a police inspector’s life.
A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer Okoye Henry on Monday in Owerri detailed the Commissioner of Police’s directives.
The statement reads: “The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad and equipped them with the available resources to go all out in synergy with the military and other sister security agencies and hunt down suspected IPOB and ESN disgruntled elements, allegedly responsible for the attacks on Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke, and the residence of Dist. Senator Patrick Ndubeze, both in Okigwe, in the early hours of 12/02/2024, which resulted in the release of seven inmates, the abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, and the death of a police inspector, respectively.
“The CP made this known during his visit to Okigwe for on-the-spot assessment of the ugly incidents, wherein he mandated the special tactical squad operatives to intensify efforts in ensuring that the officer in charge of the farm settlement is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”