Again, Unknown Gunmen Raze Police Station, Kill 2 Officers In Anambra

The attackers had after burning down the station, moved to the quarters where they killed the two personnel in the early hours of Thursday.

The new acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba / Photo credit: Vanguard
The new acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba / Photo credit: Vanguard

Police in Anambra have confirmed the killing of two of its personnel by unknown gunmen who attacked and razed the Divisional Police Station in Obosi, Idemili North of the state.

The attackers had after burning down the station, moved to the quarters where they killed the two personnel in the early hours of Thursday.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the attack to NAN on Thursday.

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Chris Owolabi had dispatched a tactical team for on-the-spot assessment of the incident.

“The tactical team led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police was directed to have an on-the-spot assessment of the place.

“The team was equally told to possibly identify and apprehend the hoodlums that perpetrated the attack,” he said.
Ikenga said that the bodies of the two policemen had been deposited at a nearby morgue, adding that investigation into the matter had began.

The Obosi police attack was the first of such incident since Owolabi took over from the immediate past CP, Mr. Monday Kuryas.

(NAN)

Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

Written by Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe is the Editor of The Interview Abuja, has worked as a journalist in Punch Nigeria Nigeria Limited and also LEADERSHIP Newspapers where she rose to become the Editorial Director.