Home News Anambra Police Commissioner, Commends Police Operatives For Repelling Attacks On Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo, Says 1 Gunman Killed, Cars Within Its Compound Burnt

Anambra Police Commissioner, Commends Police Operatives For Repelling Attacks On Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo, Says 1 Gunman Killed, Cars Within Its Compound Burnt

by Anita Ogona
Gallant police officers, today, Monday, 19th April, 2021, pushed back unknown individuals that attempted to overrun Zone 13 Headquarters of the Nigerian Police, located at Ukpo, Anambra state.
Zone 13 Police Command Principal Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkiru Nwode praised the courage of the police officers, saying that the Zone is committed to ensuring safety of lives and property at all times. “The command suffered minimal damage but we successfully repelled the attack, and also recovered some weapons from the fleeing assailants”.
we gathered that the fire in one of the buildings was started by a petrol bomb thrown from a distance by the attackers, and this spread to cars packed in the vicinity.
As at the time of publishing this, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, neither is the motive known.
• Neutralize one of the attackers, recover one GPMG and several ammunition
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Zone-13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Anambra State have successfully repelled an attack on the Zonal Headquarters by criminal elements in the early hours of today, 19th April, 2021. The attackers, who came in their numbers shooting sporadically in order to gain access to the facility, were repelled by Police personnel on duty who showed profound gallantry in the face of the seemingly overwhelming attack.
Following the inability of the attackers to access the facility, they cowardly threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on vehicles within the periphery of the Headquarters. One of the criminal elements was neutralized during the exchange of gunfire between the Police and the attackers while many of the gang members escaped with gunshots injuries. One L7A2 General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Ninety-two rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, one locally-made smoke pistol and an axe were recovered by the Police. Regrettably, two police operatives sustained gunshot injuries and are presently receiving treatment
The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP Kuryas Monday, fsi, who is also standing in for the Zonal Assistant Inspector General of Police, has commended the Police operatives for putting up a strong resistance against the attackers
The CP, supported by other senior officers from Zone-13 Headquarters and the State Command, is personally leading a special operation aimed at tracing, identifying and arresting the perpetrators to bring them to book. He also called on proprietors of private and public (including unorthodox) medical facilities in and around Anambra state to admit, but report anyone found seeking medical attention for bullet wounds and related injuries to the nearest police station.
The CP has called on citizens in the State not to panic but to go about their lawful duties. While assuring of the Command’s resolve to re-dominate, reclaim and secure all public spaces as directed by the Inspector General of Police, the CP enjoins members of the public to continue to support the Police with vital and timely information on the activities of criminals and other subversive elements within their respective communities.

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