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Again, gunmen attack Anambra police station, kill Inspector

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… As cultists kill 2 in Awka

By Praise Necherem and Sunday Elom

Hours after the Inspector General of Police ordered police officers to defend their stations and guard themselves against attacks from unknown gunmen, a police station in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State was on Thursday attacked by gunmen.

The gunmen, numbering about 15, came in three Sienna vehicles and were said to have shot dead an Inspector of Police during the attack.

A source told our correspondent that the hoodlums were repelled by police operatives on duty, thereby preventing them from setting the station ablaze.

 “The hoodlums zoomed off when our men, (police) fought back and warded them off. They came in three Sienna vehicles.

When contacted, Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he would not want to speak on the matter until after visiting the place.

He said, “I’m planning to visit the area. I will not respond until after visiting the place. 

A Senior Police Officer in the State, who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident. 

“The State Police Commissioner, Chris Owolabi, is preparing to visit the area. But we lost one Inspector today again,” he said. 

Meanwhile, two persons yesterday lost their lives to the ongoing cult war that has been ravaging Awka- the Anambra State capital and its environs.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity but said he was within the UNIZIK Temporary site when the incident happened told Orient weekend that the victim was in charge of revenue collection at the institution’s Temporary site while another victim, who was killed around Ifite area, Awka was the second in command of Keke Riders union.

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