Gunmen on Friday attacked another police station at Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that two members of the state vigilante service were killed during the attack.
The reason for the attack had yet to be ascertained.
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Sources has it that the assailants were on their way to attack the police station when they met the vigilante operatives on patrol and immediately opened fire on them, killing two of them instantly.
Confirming the attack, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the hoodlums could not gain entrance into the police station as they were repelled by the police personnel on duty.
“On Friday, by 11:30 pm, police operatives attached to Abagana police station resisted gunmen’s attack on the station and forestall the attackers from gaining entrance to the police facility.
“The gunmen had earlier attacked, Anambra State Vigilante Operatives on patrol, murdered two of their operatives, and on approaching the Abagana Police Station, started shooting sporadically to gain entrance to the police station.
“The police operatives engaged the armed men in a gun duel, due to the superior fire of the police and in a bid for the gunmen to flee the scene, threw a petrol bomb into the station, which ignited the fire and affected the roof of an old building in the station.
“The fire service operatives responded swiftly and put off the fire.
“Meanwhile, patrols have been intensified in the area and within the state, further, development shall be communicated, please.”
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