Gunmen attack fourth Anambra police station in one week


Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in Mgbakwu in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A source told our correspondent that they carted away some arms and ammunition during the attack.

This brought to four police stations attacked in similar circumstances within a week in the state.

Anambra State, for two weeks now, has been under attacks by hoodlums carrying guns.

No fewer than six policemen, four naval officers, two prison warders and others had been killed in the siege.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the Sunday incident, said the hoodlums were repelled by cops on duty.

While stating that the command was on top of the situation, he warned the hoodlums to stay away from the state.

The PPRO said, “The Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas has assured the people of the state that the command is not deterred by the criminal actions of some unscrupulous individuals and groups in the state hell-bent on fomenting and unleashing violence and mayhem in the state.

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“He reiterates that the command will not relent in its commitment to delivering on its mandate of ensuring that peace, safety and order reign supreme in all nooks and crannies of the state.

“The CP stated this on the backdrop of the unwarranted attack by some armed hoodlums on Mgbakwu Police Outpost, Awka North LGA , in the early morning hours of 21st March, 2021.

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“The hoodlums armed with guns and dangerous weapons had attempted to burn down the station but were successfully repelled by the police personnel on duty.

“The CP warns the criminals not to test any further the resolve and ability of the police and other security agencies in the state to apprehend and bring them to justice.”

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