Chukwudike Ndubeze, Awka
Suspected gunmen stormed a police station in Atani, the headquarters of Anambra State’s Ogbaru Local Government Area, on Wednesday, and killed four policemen.
A source told Ikengaonline that the men arrived the area at about 1:30 a.m on Wednesday, and immediately launched an attack on the police facility.
The source said four policemen, including a female police operative lost their lives in the attack.
Spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack.
He said “the hoodlums came around 1a.m., and unlucky for us, four police operatives paid the supreme price.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng on hearing of the attack immediately mobilized men of the command from various units to the area.
“The hoodlums were still there when the CP personally led men of the command to the affected area, and their timely arrival saved the day and the hoodlums were successfully repelled, and the facility was saved.
“We have commenced intelligence already, and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack,” Ikenga said.