Armed men attack police station in Anambra, abandon vehicle


Armed men operating in Ihiala Local Government Area, on Friday, attacked Uli Police Station, but were repelled by security personnel on duty.

Daily Post gathered that the men were engaged by policemen on duty, causing them to abandon one of their operational vehicles, a Lexus 330 saloon.

Details of the attack were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but it was gathered that the police station and its environ are safe and have been cordoned off.

Meanwhile, the state police command has confirmed the attack, while also hailing the gallantry of the policemen on duty at the time of the attack.

A short press release by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, quoted the state Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, as hailing the operatives and also assuring that the state is ready to carry out its duty of securing members of the public.

The release read: “The commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng, today, 11/2/2022, assured the residents of Anambra State that the command is firm and ready to enhance public safety and peace in the state.

“The CP made this remark today as he cheered the gallantry of the Command’s Operatives as they successfully repelled an attack at Uli Police Divisional Headquarters.

“Due to the superior fire of the police operatives, the attackers abandoned one of their operational vehicles, a Lexus 330, black in colour and fled the scene. The Station is in good condition and no personnel or arms were lost.

“Meanwhile, the area has since been reinforced by the operatives of the command and operations are ongoing.”

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