Police foil gunmen attack on Anambra station

By Ikenna Obianeri

The Anambra State Police Command has said that it foiled a planned attack on the Police Divisional Headquarters in Nneni, in the Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

Some yet-to-be-identified assailants, in the early hours of Thursday, invaded the police station, throwing explosive devices which burnt part of the building.

A source and one of the residents in the area said the hoodlums were attempting to free some inmates at the facility, but they were unsuccessful as police officers on duty repelled the attack.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack but added that no life was lost and the assailants were repelled.

“In Nneni, no life was lost, no policeman was whisked away, and no arm was taken away. Instead, the hoodlums threw IEDs into the police facility which torched part of the building.

“Our operatives gallantly resisted the attackers which made them flee. Operations are still ongoing and further development shall be communicated, please,” Ikenga said.

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