4 policemen, 3 gunmen killed in exchange of fire in Anambra

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Onitsha, Feb. 20, 2023 – Four policemen and three gunmen were on Monday killed in exchange of fire in Awada Police Station, Anambra State.

One police patrol vehicle and three exhibit vehicles were set ablaze during the attack.

Hoodlums were said to have killed the policemen during the attempt to set the station ablaze, but were repelled by the police after an exchange of fire.

Spokesman for Anambra Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that two suspects were arrested, while three rifles, one Automatic Pump Action gun, Lexus 330, charms and other incriminating items were recovered from them.

 “Today 20/02/2023 at about 02:20 am, gunmen suspected to be IPOB/ESN attacked Awada Police Station in Idemilli North LGA of Anambra State using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) 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 IPOB/ESN 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 reg no. GWA 415BB ABJ, one unregistered KYMCO motorcycle suspected to be stolen properties, charms and other incriminating items,” he said.

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