Six Killed As Police Repel Attack On 3-3 Police Station In Anambra
Six suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been killed after launching an attack on 3 3 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In the early hours of Sunday, the hoodlums armed with guns, IEDs and petrol bombs started shooting sporadically to gain entrance to the Station but were resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men until a reinforcement team made up of the Military and PMF Operatives arrived.
“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 Insurgents threw inside the Station. Also, one patrol vehicle parked in front of the Station was set ablaze by the gunmen,” the State Command Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said.
He said the situation is under control and joint operations are still ongoing to track down the fleeing gunmen.
The Police recovered two Ak47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items.