See details as tension builds in southeast as police kill 3 gunmen in police station attack
- No fewer than three gunmen have been killed by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in Anambra state
- According to reports, the three suspects were killed during a shootout with police operatives
- Reports gathered from the police revealed that the suspects invaded the police station to raze it down, but the police foiled the attack
Emerging reports have confirmed the killing of three suspected shooters who invaded Awada Police station near Obosi, Anambra state.
As reported by The Nation, the three suspects attempted to burn down the police station but were killed during a shootout with the police.
Akwa Ibom police recount incident
Christian Aburime, the press secretary to the Anambra state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, revealed this development in a statement.
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He said that two AK-47s and vehicles used for the failed operation were recovered by the police.
“Again, in the early hours of today 20/02/23 these evil people, arsonist and murderers (UGM), made another deadly attempt to burn down Awada Police Station, near Obosi, Anambra State.
“They were repelled by gallant security personnel with 3 members of the gang taken down after exchange of gun battle
“Two AK 47 were recovered with the vehicles used for the failed operation by the gang.”
Insecurity: DPO, 4 officers shot dead as bandits occupy Minna-Abuja road
In another development, five police officers have been shot dead during a gun duel with notorious bandits along Kwakuti village, Minna-Suleja road.
It was gathered that a divisional police officer (DPO) identified as Mukhtar Sabiu was among the five deceased officers.
The incident transpired on Saturday, February 11, with residents across the neighbouring villages fleeing for safety.
Police Apprehend Local Chief Sponsoring Notorious Cult Gang in Delta State
Meanwhile, a joint operation of the Delta state police command and the DSS has secured the arrest of Joseph Ologbo an alleged financier of the “Aro Bagger” cult.
Ologbo, who is known as a popular chief in Sapele, was arrested by the joint operational team at a hotel.
It was gathered that ammunition was recovered from his vehicle including the regalia of the “Aro Bagger”.