Friday, 02 June, 2023


Gunmen attack Nnewi Police Area Command

Anambra Police Operatives on Monday repelled attack on Nnewi Police Area Command on the Okigwe road area of Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka that operatives successfully repelled the attackers who came in vehicles in the afternoon.

Ikenga said that Police and other security agencies are currently there to ensure adequate security and that the situation was under control.

However, a resident of the area who preferred anonymity told NAN that they heard heavy gun shots around the area command at about on Monday.

“We gathered that the shooting was between suspected unknown gunmen and police at Nnewi Police Area Command and that caused pandemonium amongst the residents of Nnewi community,” he said.

The source added that the gunmen came in about seven vehicles to the police station and started shooting which lasted for over one hour.

He claimed that the gunmen overpowered the police and carted away arms at the station.

He said by the time reinforcement from the combined team of military arrived, the attackers had left.

Credit: (NAN)


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