Gunmen attack fourth police station in 1 week in Anambra


No fewer than six policemen, four naval officers, two prison warders have been killed by gunmen in the last one week in Anambra.

Another police station at Mgbakwu in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been attacked by gunmen.

According to Punch, the gunmen carted away some arms and ammunition during the attack.

This is the forth time police stations are attacked in similar circumstances in the state in the last one week.

No fewer than six policemen, four naval officers, two prison warders and others have been killed since gunmen started targeting police stations in the state.

While confirming the incident on Sunday, March 21, 2021, Ikenga Tochukwu, the state Police Public Relations Officer said the gunmen were repelled by officers on duty, adding that the command was on top of the situation.

Tochukwu said, “The Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas has assured the people of the state that the command is not deterred by the criminal actions of some unscrupulous individuals and groups in the state hell-bent on fomenting and unleashing violence and mayhem in the state.

“He reiterates that the command will not relent in its commitment to delivering on its mandate of ensuring that peace, safety and order reign supreme in all nooks and crannies of the state.

“The CP stated this on the backdrop of the unwarranted attack by some armed hoodlums on Mgbakwu Police Outpost, Awka North LGA , in the early morning hours of 21st March, 2021.

“The hoodlums armed with guns and dangerous weapons had attempted to burn down the station but were successfully repelled by the police personnel on duty.

“The CP warns the criminals not to test any further the resolve and ability of the police and other security agencies in the state to apprehend and bring them to justice.”

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