Gunmen attack Anambra LG headquarters, destroy 4 vehicles

Gunmen on Saturday attacked the Ogbaru Local Government Secretariat in Anambra State, setting ablaze four patrol vehicles belonging to the vigilantes.

The incident which occurred early hours of the day, was reportedly linked to members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB).

Although no casualties were recorded, but viral video show several vehicles engulfed in flames within the premises of the deserted headquarters.

Confirming the incident, Commissioner of Police, Nnaghe Obono Itam condemned the attack, describiu the incident as an act of cowardice. 

The CP, in a statement by Command’s spokesperson, said no casualties were recorded in the attack which resulted in the destruction of four patrol vehicles belonging to the vigilantes.

He said, “Preliminary information indicates that the assailants, arriving in large numbers on motorcycles and a vehicle, began shooting 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.

“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.

“The Commissioner of Police commends the security operatives for their bravery and assures the public of continued and strengthened collaboration in the fight against criminal elements in the State.”

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