When unidentified gunmen opened fire on an area command in Anambra State on Saturday during broad daylight, three Nigerian Police Force personnel were reportedly murdered.
According to information gathered by thisweekng, the attack took place at the Ogidi Police Station in Anambra State’s Idemili North Local Government Area.
Tochukwu Ikenga, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the attack by informing media that the attackers attacked the station this morning while firing indiscriminately.
He revealed that the attack claimed the lives of three force officers when the assailants forced their way into the area command using an IED and petrol bombs.
Ikenga said more security operatives had been deployed to forestall further attacks. 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 today(Saturday), 18/2/2023, where three police operatives 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 observed with grave concern the loss of life and valuables as a result of this attack, calls for calm as the police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space, they desire to perpetrate their evil acts and enhance the safety of life and property in the state,” Daily Trust quoted the police mouthpiece saying.
The Police Command also confirmed an attack on a candidate in next week’s election in the state. The All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Edith Ejezie, was reportedly attacked in the Ihiala local government area of the state, this morning.
It was gathered that Ejezie had concluded arrangements for a campaign rally when the gunmen struck and vandalized all the Campaign materials, including food items, chairs and canopies and ultimately set the items ablaze.
The gunmen arrived in the area in a convoy of motorcycles and sienna cars, shooting into the air and chanting “no election” in Anambra.
Them Say No Election in Biafra Land. pic.twitter.com/sW4Xe52EDS
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