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Police confirms attack on zonal headquarters in Anambra, provides other details

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The zonal police headquarters, zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State has confirmed that its facility was on Monday morning attacked by unknown gunmen.

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DAILY POST had earlier reported {that a} constructing within the headquarters was burnt by the attackers, together with autos parked across the premises of the headquarters.

DSP Nkeiruka Nwode, Zonal Public Relations Officer in a press launch confirmed this, saying that the attackers have been immediately repelled, and a few of their arms seized.

She stated, “Operatives of the Nigeria Police Pressure connected to Zone-13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Anambra State have efficiently repelled an assault on the zonal headquarters by legal parts within the early hours of right this moment, nineteenth April, 2021.

“The attackers, who got here of their numbers, taking pictures sporadically to be able to acquire entry to the ability, have been repelled by the police personnel on obligation who confirmed profound gallantry within the face of the seemingly overwhelming assault.

“Following the shortcoming of the attackers to entry the ability, they threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Gadgets (IEDs) on autos inside the periphery of the Headquarters.”

She stated one of many criminals was neutralized through the change of gunfire between the police and the attackers whereas lots of the gang members escaped with gunshots accidents.

She stated, “One L7A2 Normal-Function Machine Gun (GPMG), Ninety-two rounds of seven.62mm reside ammunition, one locally-made smoke pistol and an axe have been recovered by the Police. Regrettably, two police operatives sustained gunshot accidents and are presently receiving remedy.

She additionally quoted the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP Kuryas Monday, who can also be standing in for the Zonal Assistant Inspector Normal of Police as commending the Police operatives for placing up a robust resistance in opposition to the attackers.

“The CP, supported by different senior officers from Zone-13 Headquarters and the State Command, is personally main a particular operation geared toward tracing, figuring out and arresting the perpetrators and convey them to ebook.

“He additionally known as on proprietors of personal and public (together with unorthodox) medical services in and round Anambra State to confess, however report anybody discovered in search of medical consideration for bullet wounds and associated accidents to the closest police station.”

The CP urged the individuals of the state to be steadfast and go about their lawful duties, saying that the police will regularly present them with safety.

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