According to reports coming in, gunmen have attacked yet another police station in Anambra state.
This time, the attack is at a police station in Atani, the headquarters of the Ogbaru local government area. The gunmen invaded the station at about 1:30am on Wednesday, killing four policemen, including a female cop on duty.
Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga has confirmed the attack. He said,
“The hoodlums came around 1am, and unlucky for us, four police operatives paid the supreme price. Commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng on hearing of the attack immediately mobilized men of the command from various units to the area.”
“The hoodlums were still there when the CP personally led men of the command to the affected area, and the timely arrival saved the day as the hoodlums were successfully repelled and the facility was saved.”
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“We have commenced intelligence gathering already and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack.”
This is another addition to the recent attacks on government infrastructure in the state. Following the attack on the Divisional Police Station, Ukpor in Nnewi South local government area, the Amichi police station also in Nnewi South, as well as the burning of the Aguata local government headquarters at Ekwulobia.