Security Operatives Eliminate Three Gunmen, Arrest Two As Hoodlums Attack Awada Police Station… 

Written by on February 21, 2023

Gunmen suspected to be Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network yesterday attacked Awada Police Station in Idemilli North Local Government Area using Improvised Explosive Devices and automatic firearms.

In response to the attack, police operatives attached to Anambra State Command engaged the assailants jointly with troops from 302 Artillery Regiment of the Nigeria Army, in a gun duel and three members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network were fatally wounded while three Kalashnikov rifles and one Automatic Pump Action gun were recovered from them.

Other items recovered from the assailants include a brown Lexus 330 with registration number GWA 415BB ABJ, one unregistered KYMCO motorcycle suspected to be stolen properties, charms and other incriminating items.

A release signed by the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Tochukwu Ikenga says during a mop-up operation by police and Military operatives, two male suspects reasonably believed to have participated in the attack were apprehended.

The release regretted that four police operatives paid the supreme price while a section of the station, one police patrol vehicle and three exhibit vehicles parked in the premises were set ablaze by petrol bombs thrown into the station by the assailants.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police Mr Echeng-Echeng has visited the incident scene, and after conducting spot assessments, ordered the immediate deployment of all the command’s operational and investigative assets to track down fleeing members of the murderous gang.

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