…the gunmen attacked the soldiers and killed two before the army personnel gave them a chase and neutralised four
About two soldiers and four gunmen were killed in a fierce battle attack at an army checkpoint in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, hometown of the state governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo in the early hours of today(Saturday).
The hoodlums, source said, first attacked the soldiers and killed two of them before the army personnel gave them a chase and neutralised four of them in the process.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident.
He said, “the situation is under control, meanwhile four of the criminal elements were neutralized and police/military patrols have been intensified in the area.
“The joint task force also recovered some of their operational vehicles which include Venza jeep and others
“Further details shall be communicated please as operation is still ongoing ” the PPRO said
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, also confirmed the story in a statement.
Nwosu said, “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia this morning. But unfortunately for the hoodlums they met their Waterloo.
“Our galant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised 4 of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.
“The government of Anambra State wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season.
“If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better. “
The Commissioner gave no fewer than five dedicated telephone lines for which the public could report security issues to the appreciate authorities.