Police give update on attacks by hoodlums on police formations in Anambra State


THE Anambra State Police Command said that on Friday, October 23, between 8:30am and 6:30 pm hoodlums in large numbers under the guise of “END SARS” protesters attacked Amichi, Osumeyi,Ezinifite, and Ukpor Divisions all under the Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State.

It said suspects also attacked Oraifite Area Command/ Division, vandalized and set the facilities ablaze, carting away exhibits, but not arms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, the DPO Osumeyi Division and two others were fatally wounded during the attack.

The injured police officers were rushed to the hospital for medical attention after which the DPO and the Station officer Osumeyi were confirmed dead by the medical doctor, while the other police constable is responding to treatment, while the corpses photographed and deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

Consequently, the hoodlums equally torched part of Awgbu Division but were later repelled by the police in collaboration with members of the communities.

However, six suspects were arrested in connection with the recent attack on 3-3 Police Station and effort is being intensified to arrest other fleeing perpetrators in order to bring them to book.

According to the statement by Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, the Commissioner of Police John B. Abang, has appreciated the cooperation of some patriotic members \of the public and urges them not to relent in their efforts during this trying period in order to restore lasting peace in the state.

The public is equally enjoined to report any distress through the command’s emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action, please.

– Oct. 25, 2020 @ 15:20 GMT |


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