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Less than 24 hours after the newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Christopher Adetokumbo Owolabi, resumed duty officially, gunmen attacked Obosi Police Station in Idemili North local government area of the state and killed two officers.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked the police station late Wednesday, freeing all detainees before setting the station on fire.
A source close to the affected police station who preferred to speak under the condition of anonymity said the gunmen in large numbers stormed and attacked the station around 11 pm.
He simply identified the deceased officers as Inspectors James and Awalu.
The source said the victims were killed inside a non-functional filling station close to the police station.
The source also said when other police officers on duty noticed the unusual movement of the unknown gunmen, they took to their heels while the attackers had a field time burning down the police station.
Meanwhile, the police in Anambra has confirmed the killing of two of their personnel.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the attack, said the state Commissioner of Police had dispatched a tactical team for an on-the-spot assessment of the incident.
‘The tactical team led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police was directed to have on the spot assessment of the place.’
‘The team was equally told to possibly identify and apprehend the hoodlums that perpetrated the attack,’ he said.
Ikenga, who added that the bodies of the two killed policemen have been deposited at a nearby morgue, said the investigation into the matter has begun.
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