Abia Police Command arrested four people in connection with the murder of a police inspector, Princewill Divine.
Police Commissioner Janet Agbede made the announcement during a briefing with journalists in Umuahia on Friday, NAN reported.
Agbede said the late Divine was one of five members of the mobile police force that was part of the 28 and 55 squadrons attacked at the Okagwe-Ohafia crossing on Sept. 7.
She said the police were attacked by about 30 unidentified armed men at a bus stop pavilion at the mouth of the river where they had taken refuge during heavy rains.
“The criminals, armed with rifles, machetes and other dangerous weapons, fired unannounced shots and cruelly used machetes on the policemen, who in turn returned fire.
“One of the police officers, Inspector Princewill Divine, died instantly, another had his wrist cut, while others were injured to varying degrees,” she said.
She also said the perpetrators, who may have been shot, took three AK47 rifles along with some ammunition.
She said the four people arrested in connection with the incident helped the investigation to ensure further arrests and the recovery of the firearms from the police.
However, she appealed to Trado’s medical professionals and doctors inside and outside the state to report to the police or the nearest security agency any person seen or presented with one or more gunshot wounds.