Two individuals mentioned to be members of workers of the Nigeria Correctional Providers, NCS, hooked up to Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra State have reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen.
The lads have been alleged to have been attacked and killed whereas escorting a van conveying inmates of the jail to the courtroom for listening to at about 11am on Friday.
Two policemen and three troopers had additionally been killed by unknown gunmen, the day past in two areas within the state, with their arms carted away, whereas a police van was set ablaze.
In the meantime, Information gathered that at about 4am on Friday, a police station in the identical Ekwulobia was attacked by gunmen however the assault was rapidly repelled by officers on obligation.
Ekwulobia station is among the many police stations razed throughout the EndSARS protest and was not too long ago rebuilt.
Mr. Francis Ekechukwu, The Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Centre, confirmed the assault, saying the command was devastated by the information of the assault.
“You already know this (assault) has been on for a while now, however we by no means envisaged it should get to us. Sure, there was an assault on our males, and two individuals have been killed. One in all them is our workers, however the different just isn’t.
“We’re nonetheless investigating. We’ll situation a press launch about this quickly, however for now, we try to unravel the way it occurred and to go after the criminals. It was a gun duel, however two individuals have been killed consequently.”
The spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga additionally confirmed the assault on Ekwulobia station however added that the lads on obligation overpowered the attackers, inflicting them to flee.