Three police officers have been reportedly killed by gunmen in an attacked on a Police Station in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State,
The Anambra State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed that the incident happened on Saturday morning.
Speaking in a press release, Ikenga said that the gunmen arrived in their numbers and shot sporadically, gaining access into the police facility while using improvised bombs to attack buildings.
He said, “The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and petrol bombs into the premises, before gaining entrance.
“Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected.
“The Command observed with grave concern the loss of lives and valuables as a result of this attack. We call 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.
“Anambra State Police Command has reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the State, following the attack.
“The incident happened at the Ogidi area command in the early hours of today 18/2/2023, where three police operatives paid the supreme price.
“Meanwhile, the incident is being accessed and Police operations are still ongoing.
There have been numerous attacks in Anambra State recently, including on Thursday by gunmen, on the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who were on training in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area.
There was also the abduction of 15 corps members in Ihiala, who were later rescued.