Gunmen again in the early hours of Monday, struck at the premises of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awada, Onitsha station where they unleashed their havoc.
this is as the hoodlums on Sunday afternoon killed an unidentified policeman at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the State, dispossessing him of his rifle.
The gunmen burnt a building, a company bus, and another vehicle parked on the premises belonging to a staff who had worked overnight.
It was learned filing that no life was lost in the attack, but the gunmen brutalized the staff they met on the premises inflicting injuries on them.
At the time of filing this report, a staff who pleaded for anonymity said they were being interrogated by security agents over the attack.
He promised to give details of the attack on them by the gunmen, as he had worked all night and witnessed the attack.
Anambra Broadcasting Service, a state government-owned company has been giving support to the state government in its fight against the sought by gunmen.
Source disclosed on Sunday that the gunmen stationed themselves close to Ogidi Town Hall, where some policemen usually mount a checkpoint.
According to the source, “They stayed there for a long time, waiting, until they sighted one of the policemen, who they shot dead, and dispossessed him of his AK 47 rifle, before they fled,” the source said.
Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed that there was a gun duel between policemen and some hoodlums, which led to a fatal wound on one of the policemen.
He said: “Information before me states that on 29/05/2022 at about 12:50 pm, Police Operatives on observation patrol along Abatete expressway, Ogidi engaged some armed hoodlums.”
“Unfortunately, during the gun duel one of the police operatives was fatally wounded and due to the superior fire of the police, the gunmen were made to flee the scene.”
Ikenga however said the operation at the scene was still ongoing and patrol has been intensified in the area. He promised that further development will be communicated.