Gunmen have attacked the Atani Police Station in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
They invaded the police facility at about 1.30am on Wednesday, and immediately launched an attack.
It was gathered that four policemen, including a female, lost their lives in the attack.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack.
Ikenga stated, “The hoodlums came around 1am, and unfortunately, four policemen were killed.
“The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, on hearing the news of the attack, immediately mobilised men of the command from various units to the area.
“The hoodlums were still there when the CP led men of the command to the affected area. Their timely arrival saved the day, the hoodlums were successfully repelled and the facility was saved.
“We have already commenced intelligence gathering, and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack.”
There have been a series of attacks on police and public facilities in the state, with the recent one being the attack on the local government secretariat in Aguata.
On the same day, gunmen on motorbikes allegedly invaded a community in Nnewi and shot as they rode towards the Nnewi Police Area Command. (Punch)