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Gunmen Attack Police Station In Anambra, Cart Away Rifles

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Wednesday night attacked a Police Station in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, setting it ablaze.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the hoodlums arrived at the police station in large numbers and encountered no resistance before they set it ablaze.

According to sources, the hoodlums stormed the area in the early hours of Wednesday and opened fire on policemen on duty, but they were resisted by the  Policemen who engaged them in a serious gun battle.

The gunmen were said to have thrown an explosive device into the station which set the building ablaze, but no casualty was recorded.

To help put out the inferno, a team of firefighters were deployed to assist the police personnel in that exercise.

The incident was confirmed by the Anambra State Police Command, saying that the hoodlums threw an explosive into the facility to set it ablaze.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident said: “Our operatives in the early hours of today (Wednesday) engaged some gunmen who attacked Ihiala Police Divisional Headquarters and recovered one abandoned AK-47 rifle.

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‘The gunmen escaped the scene due to the superior fire of the police operatives although no casualty was recorded.’

Unfortunately, the explosives the gunmen threw inside the police station had already ignited a fire that affected the building.

“The fire has been put out. Operation is still ongoing in the area, further details shall be communicated.”

Also, the gunmen freed some suspects in the station and equally broke into the station’s armory, carrying away arms and ammunition.

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