How Gunmen Attacked Anambra Police Station, Killed Three Officers

How Gunmen Attacked Anambra Police Station, Killed Three Officers | Daily Report Nigeria

Gunmen on Saturday attacked a Police Station in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing three police officers.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the police facility in the early hours of Saturday, February 18.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a press release said the gunmen arrived in their numbers and started shooting sporadically, gaining access into the police facility while using improvised bombs to attack buildings.

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Ikenga lamented the killing of the policemen and called for calm, adding that the police had reinforced security in the area with a view to enhancing the safety of life and property in the state.

He said,

The Anambra State Police Command has reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the state, following the attack on the Ogidi area command in the early hours of Saturday, February 18, 2023, where three policemen paid the supreme price.

“The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs and petrol bombs, gaining entrance. Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected.

“However, the command observes with grave concern the loss of lives and valuables as a result of this attack and calls for calm. The police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space which they desire to perpetrate their evil acts.

“Meanwhile, the incident is being assessed and police operations are still ongoing.”

This attack will be about the sixth one on police facilities in Anambra in February.

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