BREAKING: Anambra On Fire As Officers Shot Dead Inside Police Station
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Anambra On Fire As Officers Shot Dead Inside Police Station
At least four officers were shot dead in an attack on Atani police station in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The gunmen carried out the attack in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to a source from Atani, the gunmen arrived the area at about 1:30am on Wednesday, and immediately attacked the facility.
The source said four policemen, including a female, lost their lives in the attack.
There has been a series of attacks on police stations and other government facilities in Anambra since Prof Chukwuma Soludo assumed office as governor.
Soludo has consistently assured that those responsible for the attacks would not go unpunished .
The state police command has confirmed the attack.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said, “The hoodlums came around 1am, and unluckily for us, four police operatives paid the supreme price.”
He said the commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng, on hearing of the attack immediately mobilised men of the command from various units to the area.
According to him, the hoodlums were still there when the CP personally led men of the command to the affected area.
Ikenga said the timely arrival of the policemen saved the day as the hoodlums were successfully repelled.
“We have commenced intelligence already, and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack,” he said.
He was, however, unable to state the identity of the attackers.