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6 Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Police Station Again

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Six persons have been killed in a fresh attack on a police station by gunmen in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The latest attack on 3-3 Police Divisional Headquarters in Nkwelle-Ezunaka was however foiled by police operatives in the early hours of Sunday.

Ikenga Tochukwu, the Police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this in a statement, saying six of the attackers were neutralised in the process.

It was gathered that the attackers who came in their numbers with two SUV vehicles and one Toyota Sienna, were armed with guns, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and petrol bombs.

Tochukwu stated that they started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station and were fiercely engaged and resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men in a long gun battle before the prompt reinforcement team, made up of the Military and PMF Operatives arrived at the scene.

“During the gun duel, unfortunately, one police operative attached to the station was fatally wounded and an office in the facility was partially affected by the petrol bomb the Insurgents threw inside the station. Also, one patrol vehicle parked in front of the station was set ablaze by the gunmen,” he said.

“Some of the insurgents escaped with gun shots injuries, the situation is under control and the incident is still being assessed. Joint operations are still ongoing to track down the fleeing insurgents.”

Exhibits recovered from the insurgents included two AK-47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No. Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms, and other incriminating items.

Anambra, just like other states in the South-East, has been experiencing series of attacks by gunmen who attack security formations and kill people at will.

Barely 24 hours ago, gunmen struck a police facility in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, killing three officers.

Gunmen Attack The Constituency Office Of Federal Lawmaker Benjamin Kalu

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have attacked the constituency office of the House of Representatives spokesperson, Hon. Benjamin Kalu in Bende, Abia State.

Speaking to journalists on Saturday, January 28, 2023, Kalu condemned the attack, describing the attack as an act of cowardice.

He said that over 100 bullet shells were found in the aftermath of the attack that destroyed the windows and doors of the office.

Kalu who did not report any loss of life said there was no presence of any security agents until the gunmen left, informing however that the matter had been reported to the police station at Uzuakoli.

He said “My office in Bende located at Uzuakoli constituency was on Jan 27 at exactly 10 p.m attacked and over a 100 bullet were found, destroying the windows, the doors

“Other items affected includes the ceiling and the APC flag which were pulled down and turned into shreds, my billboards were also destroyed.”

The spokesman said the development was unreal to the advancement of democracy in Nigeria, wonderingly the reason for the attack.

“The past three and half years, I have dedicated my servant leadership position to better the lots of my people with infrastructures attracted through the office of the President.

“My political party as a ruling party has shown presence in my federal constituency in education, health, infrastructure among others.

“This was possible because my representation put the people at the centre stage which has offended many people who have wanted the status quo ante to remain.”

He left a message for the mastermind of the attack, saying his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has left traces of good governance in his constituency.

“My message to them is that my party has left evidence of good governance to the people of my constituency”, Kalu said.

Source: ChannelsTV

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