The Anambra State Police Command have announced that one some hoodlums attacked the Ogidi Police Station in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
This was made known by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who said the police operatives did not record any casualty on their side.
He, however, confirmed that one of the attackers was killed during a gun duel.
The spokesperson stated that the hoodlums, in their large numbers, invaded the area around 2:15am on Monday, in a Toyota Hiace bus, a Toyota Hilux and three motorcycles.
He said, “Today 13/2/2023, by 2:15 am, police operatives foiled an attack by armed men on the Ogidi Police Station, demobilize one of the armed men, and recovered many expended cartridges and 25 litres of PMS.
“They came in their numbers with an unmarked Toyota Hiace bus, a Toyota Hilux and three motorcycles, and started shooting indiscriminately and attempted to gain access in Ogidi Police Station, Idemili North.
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“They were fiercely resisted by police officers on duty, and due to the superior gunfire of the operatives, the hoodlums fled the scene while one of the armed men was neutralized by the operatives.”
He added that tactical teams of the command have been deployed and the operation is still ongoing, and that further details of their hunt for the perpetrators will be revealed subsequently.
Also, a source in the area said the hoodlums shot indiscriminately in an attempt to gain access into the police station, but were fiercely resisted by the police officers on duty.
There has recently been a renewed attack on police facilities and personnel in Anambra State by yet-to-be-identified persons.
Recently, a police facility in Ihiala was attacked, while Obosi and some other parts have also been targeted.
The most recent was the killing of three policemen from the Delta State Police Command, who were on official duty to Abia State.
The men were intercepted in Ihiala and three out of the four of them in the vehicle were killed.