Gunmen Attack Soldiers In Anambra

Gunmen over the weekend attacked soldiers at a checkpoint in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

We learnt that the gunmen, who were four in number, arrived the checkpoint manned by soldiers in exotic cars and started shooting at them, causing the soldiers to reciprocate.

According to a source, the gunmen were well armed wielded cutlasses, automatic rifles, and other dangerous weapons.

The source said: “The gunmen came in exotic automobiles numbering about four, suspected to have been snatched from unsuspecting members of the public for their nefarious operations.

“They confronted the soldiers for over 10 minutes, causing residents of the area to scamper for safety, and after a long shooting match, the men overpowered the soldiers, and they had to withdraw.

“The men did not cover their faces, and they were shouting on top of their voices, asking that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB be released.

“We saw them, some people even tried to make videos, but everyone was afraid not to be spotted and shot.”

Confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, condemned the attack, describing it as an attack on the nation.

He said: “Generally speaking, any attack on any security agent is a threat to the soul of a nation. Yes there was shooting incident at a checkpoint in Agulu but the information is still sketchy.”

News Express

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