The Rivers State Police Command has been thrown into mourning following the killing of the DPO of Rumuorlumeni Police Division, Kingsley Chukueggu.
It was gathered that Chukuruegu, who was a Superintendent of Police, was ambushed and abducted by armed men along Owaza around Obehie in Abia State.
It is yet to be confirmed if the gunmen knew the personality of their victim before they struck and killed him.
In the meantime, Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni has confirmed the incident.
DSP Omoni told the newsmen that SP Kingsley Chukueggu was found dead in the early hours of Monday when the police launched a manhunt on the attackers.
“With a deep sense of loss, the Rivers State Police Command announces the sudden death of SP Kingsley Chukwueggu who died in the early hours of today.
“Until his death, he was the DPO Rumuolumeni Police Station.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Zaki M Ahmed led a delegation of Senior Police Officers to commiserate with the wife and family.
“The CP has launched a serious manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act and promised to fish them out soonest,” he said.