Gunmen Attack LGA Secretariat In Anambra, Destroy Patrol Vehicles

Gunmen have attacked the Ogbaru Local Government Secretariat in Anambra State, destroying four patrol vehicles.

The spokesman of the Anambra State Police Command Tochukwu Ikenga said the attack took place on Saturday morning.

“The attack, which resulted in the destruction of four patrol vehicles belonging to the vigilantes, has been described as an act of cowardice. Notably, there were no casualties,” the police spokesman said in a statement.

According to Ikenga, the assailants came in large numbers on motorcycles and a vehicle after which they shot indiscriminately.

“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,” he said.

“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.”