CP Anambra State

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, is fuming following the attack at the Ogbaru Local Government Area Headquarters Secretariat by armed arsonists.

The Command spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, said that the attack led to the destruction of four patrol vehicles belonging to the vigilantes.

Itam has described the attack as an act of cowardice. This was also as the police attended that there were no human casualties.

Ikenga said that preliminary information indicated that the assailants, arrived in large numbers on motorcycles and a vehicle, and then began shooting indiscriminately.

He added: “However, they faced strong resistance from the Vigilante Operatives until the police response team arrived. Due to the superior firepower of the security operatives, the gunmen fled the scene. Unfortunately, four operational vehicles of the security operatives were engulfed in flames and severely damaged.”

In response to this incident, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations led a joint security force comprising the Army, Navy, and other security agencies to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment. Ongoing onslaught operations are being carried out to apprehend the culprits.

Itam commended the security operatives for their bravery and assured the public of continued and strengthened collaboration in the fight against criminal elements in the State.

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