Again, gunmen invade Anambra in fresh attack

Less than 24 hours after an attack at Ukpo and Ogidi where three policemen were killed, six persons have been confirmed dead in an attack in Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Five of the suspects and a police officer reportedly died in the attack on Sunday.

Confirming the attack, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the combined security team, made up of the police and the military, neutralised a gang of five armed men, recovered two Ak47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items, in response to a distress call on an attack at 3-3 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA.

“The notorious gang of five, armed with guns, IEDs, and petrol bombs, started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station and were engaged and resisted by gallant officers attached to the station,” the police said.

He noted that during the gun duel, unfortunately, a policeman attached to the station was fatally wounded and an office in the facility was partially affected by the petrol bomb thrown inside the station, adding that one patrol vehicle parked in front of the station was set ablaze by the gunmen.

“The situation is under control and the incident is still being assessed. Meanwhile, joint operations are still ongoing and further development shall be communicated, please,” Ikenga added.

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