By Ikenga Tochukwu
Police Operatives attached to 3 3 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area today 19 February 2023 by 5:58 a.m, 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 Registration Number: 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, please.
@views exclusive rights: DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PRO Anambra State Police Command, 19th February 2023.
Meanwhile Anambra State Police Command have reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the State, following the attack on the #Ogidi area command in the early hours of today 18 February 2023, where three police operatives paid the supreme price.
The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs and petrol bombs, gaining entrance.
Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected.
However, the Command observed with grave concern the loss of life and valuables as a result of this attack, calls for calm as the police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space, they desire to perpetrate their evil acts and enhance the safety of life and property in the state.
The incident is being accessed and Police operations are still ongoing.
@views exclusive rights: DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, 18th February 2023