Gunmen Attack Ogidi Police Station In Anambra, Kill 3 Police Officers, Set Valuables On Fire
Gunmen in the early hours of Saturday set ablaze, Ogidi Police Area Command, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
We gathered that no fewer than three policemen were killed in the incident, leaving colossal damage to buildings and other valuables on the premises.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the report.
He said the incident was still being accessed while police operations were still ongoing in the area. Ikenga said,” Anambra State Police Command has reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the State following the attack on the Ogidi area command in the early hours of today(Saturday) 18/2/2023, where three police operatives paid the supreme price.
“The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs and petrol bombs, gaining entrance.
Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected. However, the Command observed with grave concern the loss of life and valuables as a result of this attack, calls for calm as the police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space, they desire to perpetrate their evil acts and enhance the safety of life and property in the state.
“Meanwhile, the incident is being accessed and Police operations are still ongoing.”
Similarly the home of National Assembly candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Mrs Edith Ejezie was attacked at Ihiala local government area by the gunmen.
It was learnt that Ejezie had concluded arrangements for a campaign rally where she would address supporters when the gunmen struck and vandalized Campaign materials including food items, chairs and canopies and ultimately set those items ablaze .
They came in a convoy of motorcycles and sienna cars shooting in the air and chanting no election in Anambra.