The Anambra State Police Command, Sunday, confirmed the killing of five suspected unknown gunmen by a combined team of the police and army in the state.
Our correspodent reports that the suspects attacked the 33 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA around 5am on Sunday where they were resisted by security operatives on duty.
According to the state police command’s public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Ak47 riffles, vehicle, and charms were recovered from them.
Ikenga said, “The combined security team, made up of the police and the military, today 19/2/2023 by 5:58 am, neutralized a gang of five armed men, recovered two Ak47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items, in response to a distress call on an attack at 33 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA.
“The notorious gang of five, armed with guns, IEDs, and petrol bombs, started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station but were engaged and resisted by gallant officers attached to the station.
“During the gun duel, unfortunately, one police operative attached to the station was fatally wounded and an office in the facility was partially affected by the petrol bomb the armed men threw inside the station.
“Also, one patrol vehicle parked in front of the station was set ablaze by the gunmen.”
He said the situation was under control while investigations were ongoing.