Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano’s community boils following the invasion of gunmen in the area, on Sunday morning. The gunmen and security operatives engaged themselves in a gun duel that lasted for about one hour. The reason for the invasion on Sunday was not known as at press time but News Echo gathered it was a cult clash.
However, no fewer than 15 persons have been arrested following the gun battle between security operatives and gunmen in the area. The gunmen stormed Aguleri, Anambra East local government area of the State around 11am and shot none stop. Though, no person was killed, according to a sources in the area but some people were injured during the shootings. It was further gathered that some policemen and gunmen were heavily injured during the gun battle.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident but debunked the claim that Policemen were injured, adding that they were not gunmen, rather, some cult groups. According to the PPRO,” the situation has been brought under control, on the directive of the Commissioner of Police Echeng Echeng.
“The deputy commissioner of Police in charge of operations led police operatives to the scene and prevented the youths from attacking the police station. We have made some arrests, infact over 15 persons and recovered some dangerous weapons. “Meanwhile other means of resolving the conflict is in placed and that is, to hear from the aggrieved youths. We have also intensified patrols in the area, aimed at enhancing peace and safety please, adding that additional details would released later