…the gunmen were said to have killed three cops while attempting to set the station ablaze
Three policemen and three gunmen were on Monday morning killed in exchange fire in Awada Police Station, near Obosi, Anambra State.
The hoodlums were said to have killed the cops while attempting to set the station ablaze, but were repealed by the police after exchange of fire.
A resident of the area who prefered anonymity said, “It was terrible last night for people living close to Awada police station, it’s as if war has come close to us. Gun shot nobi here, different sound nawaa ooo
“This morning, I inquire that the unknown gunmen invaded the station, set some part of the station on fire, kill three policeman which included DPO Isiowulu police station, newly recruited constable and one inspector.
“With the help of the military men that surface, Police were able to kill three of the gunmen, caught two red- handed.
Confirming the incident, Press Secretary to Governor Chukwuma Soludo, Christian Aburime, in a statement titled, “End of the road for another gang of murderers and arsonists” said two AK 47 and vehicles used for the failed operation were recovered.
He said, “Again, in the early hours of today 20/02/23 these evil people, arsonist and murderers (UGM), made another deadly attempt to burn down Awada Police Station, near Obosi, Anambra State.
“They were repelled by gallant security personnel with 3 members of the gang taken down after exchange of gun battle
“Two AK 47 were recovered with the vehicles used for the failed operation by the gang.”