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BREAKING: Gunmen attack APGA rally, hold Obiano’s convoy hostage

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Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday attacked Odoata Central Faculty in Ihiala, Ihiala Native Authorities Space of Anambra State, the place the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was scheduled to carry its rally.

It was gathered that APGA was getting ready to carry a political rally within the space when the gunmen visited, on the identical time the governor’s convoy was arriving, whereas the gunmen engaged the safety operatives within the governor’s convoy.

“The governor’s convoy was held for about one hour, whereas gunshots had been ratcheting in every single place within the space,” a supply stated.

In the meantime, DSP Toochukwu Ikenganyia, the Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer confirmed that there was an assault in Ihiala.

He stated: “The assault occurred at Odoata Central faculty, beside St Martins Church, Ihiala. It occurred at about 9:30am.

“We recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition and a Toyota Hilux car from the attackers.

“The Police and army are at present on floor now whereas mop up operations are ongoing. Normalcy has since returned to the world,” PPRO Ikenga stated.

When the Anambra State Commissioner for Data, Mr C. Don Adinuba, was contacted, he confirmed the report, however refused to speak in regards to the assault on the governor.

He stated: “A mixed staff of policemen and troopers this afternoon repelled an assault by unknown gunmen at Odoata Major Faculty, Ihiala, the place the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was scheduled to arrange a marketing campaign rally for the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State.

“The gunmen got here on varied bikes and in three automobiles, specifically, a Toyota Lexus 350 ES with registration quantity EKY 765 EX, Toyota RAV4 with quantity JJJ 434FP and a Ford van whose quantity couldn’t ascertained on the time of this report as a result of it caught fireplace through the change of bullets between the gunmen and safety forces.

“The gunmen, unable to face up to the superior fireplace energy of the troopers and law enforcement officials, shortly bumped into the massive premises of Our Woman of Lourdes Hospital which is immediately reverse the marketing campaign floor.

“They suffered severe accidents, despite the fact that they managed to shoot a gallant soldier”, in response to a watch witness who didn’t need his identify disclosed within the media for concern of his security,” Adinuba stated.

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