Breaking News: Unknown Gunmen Gunned Down in Anambra State

In a gallant display, a combined team of the police and army in Anambra State, have neutralised 5-member gang of the dreaded unknown gunmen that attempted to destroy one of their facilities.

JOURNALIST101 gathered that the gang stormed the 33 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA about 5am on Sunday with petrol bombs and other explosive device.

The security team that responding to a distress call, gave a good account of themselves but a police officer was fatally hit during the gun duel.

Confirming the attack, the Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu said Ak47 riffles, vehicle, charms and other items where recovered from the gunmen.

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.

The situation is under control and the incident is still being assessed. Meanwhile, Joint operations are still ongoing and further development shall be communicated, please.




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