Another gallant feat have been achieved by the operatives of Anambra state police personnel after successfully repelling attack, killing six unknown gunmen and removing two 47AK47 rifles from them. The event which took place on the early wee hours of 4am on Sunday had Nigerian police officers exchange fire with the unknown gunmen, while the officers also recovered one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items, News Echo reports.
Confirming the report, Puplic Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement made available to News Echo on sunday 19th Feb said “Police Operatives attached to 3 3 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA today 19/2/2023 by 5:58 am, foiled an attack by IPOB/ESN Insurgents on the police facility, neutralized six of the Insurgents, recovers two Ak47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items”. “The outlawed IPOB/ESN Insurgents came in their numbers with two SUV vehicles and one Toyota Sienna, armed with guns, IEDs and petrol bombs, started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station and were fiercely engaged and resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men in a long gun battle before the prompt reinforcement team, made up of the Military and PMF Operatives arrived the scene”.
“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”. “While some of the insurgents escaped with gun shots injuries, the situation is under control and the incident is still being assessed. Joint operations are still ongoing to track down the fleeing insurgents and further development shall be communicated”.