By Ikeugonna Eleke
Gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday attacked a police station in Anaku, Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State.
They were however repelled by police officers on duty, causing the gunmen to flee.
Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen after being successfully repelled, threw a locally made explosive into the compound, but no casualties were recorded.
He said police in Anambra were more determined now than ever to protect all their facilities from attacks, and also face the attackers.
He said the Anambra police operatives were more firm and courageous, following the successful repelling of an attack in the early hours of Wednesday at Anaku Divisional Police Headquarters.
‘The operatives stood firm and engaged the hoodlums which made them flee the scene. Also, the miscreants, in a bid to escape, threw bon fires inside the station and it affected three operational vehicles of the police. No casualty was recorded on the part of the police and all police arms are intact
‘Meanwhile, police reinforcement are already there, operation is still ongoing and further details shall be communicated,’ Ikenga told Fides.