February 04, (THEWILL) – Operatives of the Anambra Police Command have repelled attack on a police station at Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of the State.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen, in an earlier operation, killed two operatives of the State Vigilante.
“On Friday, by 11:30 pm, police operatives attached to Abagana police station resisted gunmen’s attack on the station and forestalled the attackers from gaining entrance to the police facility.
“The gunmen had earlier attacked, Anambra State Vigilante Operatives on patrol, murdered two of their operatives, and on approaching the Abagana Police Station, started shooting sporadically to gain entrance to the police station.
“The police operatives engaged the armed men in a gun duel, due to the superior fire of the police and in a bid for the gunmen to flee the scene, threw a petrol bomb into the station, which ignited the fire and affected the roof of an old building in the station.
“The fire service operatives responded swiftly and put off the fire.
“Meanwhile, patrols have been intensified in the area and within the state, further, development shall be communicated, please”, he said.