Unknown gunmen, on Tuesday, attacked the venue of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) within the Ihiala Native Authorities Space of Anambra State.
The gunmen, who stormed Odoata Main College on numerous bikes and in three automobiles, have been nonetheless overpowered by safety personnel.
A mixed workforce of policemen and troopers repelled the assault.
A supply defined that the gunmen have been unable to face up to the superior firepower of the troopers and cops and shortly bumped into the premises of Our Girl of Lourdes Hospital which is instantly reverse the marketing campaign floor.
He mentioned, “They arrived on numerous bikes and in three automobiles, particularly, a Toyota Lexus 350 ES with registration quantity EKY 765 EX, Toyota RAV4 with quantity JJJ 434FP and a Ford van which caught hearth throughout the change of bullets between the gun males and safety forces.
“The gunmen suffered critical accidents, though they managed to shoot a gallant soldier.
“If the gunmen had not run into the hospital which is a really delicate place to shoot any particular person, the safety males would have gunned all of them down.”
Safety forces, which recovered all three automobiles and bikes utilized by the gunmen, have been looking the realm by the point this report was filed.
The Anambra State Police Command has requested the folks within the space to assist look out for folks with gunshots and report them.
It has additionally requested hospitals and different well being amenities in each Ihiala Native Authorities Space and neighbouring communities in Imo State to report sufferers with gunshot wounds to safety businesses.
In the meantime, Governor Willie Obiano has counseled cops and troopers who repelled the assault for his or her gallantry.
Talking to journalists at Atani in Ogbaru Native Authorities Space, Obiano described the response of the safety males as skilled and patriotic.
In the identical vein, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the APGA candidate for the November 6 governorship election, lauded the safety forces for bravery.
“These safety women and men in Aambra State lay down their lives for us and so they do their greatest due to the encouragement they obtain from the security-conscious state authorities, amongst different elements.
“We anticipate extra skilled exhibition as days go by and the election date approaches,” Soludo mentioned.
The APGA candidate expressed sympathy for harmless victims of the assault, pleading with each aggrieved particular person “to put down his or her weapon and go for dialogue to resolve all variations within the curiosity of our folks”.
The safety forces have been mentioned to have recovered one Ak-47 rifle, two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition and a Toyota Hilux automobile.
Normalcy has since returned to the realm.
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