Gunmen on Thursday attacked a police facility in Obosi community, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, killed a police officer and burnt down a building.
It was learnt that the building which is been used by Anti-Cult operatives was attacked around 11pm on Thursday, February 2.
The Anambra State Police Command while confirming the incident said command got information about the attack a huge deployment of operatives were sent to the area.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said:
“Our men were moved there immediately, and they were able to combat the gunmen, and also recovered some improvised explosive devises (IED), which have not been used.
“Our men stood their ground and were able to ward off the attackers.
“The men came in their numbers, using three vehicles. One Toyota Highlander, one Toyota Sienna and a Corolla car.
“Because of the deployment, the attackers were not able to do harm to the level that they expected. They had to flee.
“Meanwhile, we lost one police operative in the attack. He was hit by a bullet from the attackers. Also, because of the petrol bomb used by the attackers, one of the buildings in the formation was affected by fire.
“As I speak to you, there is massive police operation going on in the area now, and we are calling on members of the public to trust us with information.
“People should come forth with information that can help us apprehend these culprits, and we promise that every information given to us will be treated with a high level of confidentiality.”