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Tension As Gunmen Attack Soludo’s Hometown, Scores Dead

Isuofia community, the hometown of the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo was attacked by armed men on Saturday.

Reports revealed that stationed in the community and the gunmen exchanged fierce gun fire.

According to multiple sources, two soldiers lost their lives, while four of the hoodlums that attacked the community located in Aguata Local Government Area were gunned down.

One of the sources said that two soldiers were killed at an army checkpoint, prompting the others to chase after the gunmen and neutralise four of them in the process.

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Both the Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga, and the state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, confirmed the incident.

Ikenga said Police operatives have been deployed to the scene, and that normalcy has been restored in the area, while Nwosu urged Indigenes to alert security officials when they notice security breaches.

Nwosu said: “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia, this morning. Unfortunately for the hoodlums, they met their Waterloo.

“Our gallant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised four of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.”

He further added: “The government of Anambra State wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season. If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better.”

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