Police in Anambra on Monday killed an arsonist in a gun battle in Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased who stormed police station in the area with his gang in an unmarked Toyota Hiace bus, a Toyota Hilux and three motorcycles, attempted to gain access to the station when he was shot dead.
The Daily Vendor gathered that the hoodlums took to their heels immediately they were overpowered by the police.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, said no loss of life was recorded on the part of the police, adding that the area has been reinforced by the Command’s tactical teams.
He said, “Today 13/2/2023 by 2:15 am, Police Operatives foiled an attack by armed men on the Ogidi Police station, demobilize one of the armed men, and recovered many expanded cartridges and 25 litres of PMS.
“The hoodlums/arsonists came in their numbers with an unmarked Toyota Hiace bus, a Toyota Hilux and three motorcycles, started shooting indiscriminately and attempted to gain access in Ogidi Police Station, Idemili North.
“They were fiercely resisted by Police Officers on duty and due to the superior gunfire of the operatives, the hoodlums flee the scene while one of the armed men was neutralized by the operatives.
“The Police facility is intact and no casualty was recorded on the side of the Police. The area has been reinforced by the Tactical teams of the command, and operation is still ongoing. Further details shall be communicated.”