Gunmen have attacked some state security operatives on patrol on old Enugu-Onitsha road in Abagana community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and killed two of the operatives.
It was gathered that the sad incident happened on Friday, January 3, at about 11:30pm at a checkpoint near AP Filling Station in the area.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement confirmed the attack, adding that the gunmen also attacked a police station in the community with a petrol bomb, after killing the two vigilante operatives.
He said, “On February 3, 2023 at 11:30 pm, police operatives attached to Abagana Police Station resisted gunmen’s attack on the station and forestall 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 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.