- As the southeast continues to witness uprising, a police station has been attacked by armed men in Anambra state
- The attack cost the lives of two police officers on duty when the gunmen stormed the security facility
- The police station is also said to be one of the biggest security facility in the southeast state
Nigerian Tribune is reporting that some gunmen on Wednesday night, May 5 attacked Obosi police station in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state, killings two police inspectors and freeing all detainees in the cell.
According to the report, after attacking the police station, the criminals burnt down the facility.
When contacted, the Anambra state police command spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident.
“The tactical team led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police was directed to have an on-the-spot assessment of the place.”
A source within the affected police station who spoke to Daily Trust said the gunmen in large numbers stormed and attacked the station around 11 pm.
He simply identified the deceased officers as Inspectors James and Awalu, adding that the victims were killed inside a non-functional filling station close to the police station.
The source also said when other police officers on duty noticed the unusual movement of the unknown gunmen, they took to their heels while the attackers had a field time burning down the police station.
Some Nigerians on Legit.ng Facebook page have been commenting on the attack.
Prophet Dr. Prince Oppong wrote:
“That's very awful and not appropriate. This will lead to more crimes and intolerance in society.”
Ojunekwu Felix wrote:
“Nigeria is in dearth courtesy of protracted years of leadership failure and security forces hobnobbing with the politicians against the people. May sanity be restored as quickly as possible. By now, the federal government ought to have called for National Security Summit.”
Muhammad B G Umar wrote:
“This is a sad and ungodly act. May God brings to end this menace.”
Nigeria has witnessed coordinated attacks on security agencies and their facilities in the last few weeks in various parts of the country.
Recall that two weeks ago, gunmen attacked a police station in Okigwe South local government area of Imo state.
During the attack, six police officers were killed, while the assailants also burnt down the police building after the attack.
Around the same period, the Kebbi police command confirmed the killing of nine of its personnel including a Divisional Police Officer by armed bandits in Sakaba local government of the state.
Nafi’u Abubakar, the Kebbi state police command spokesman, said the officers were killed during a gun duel with the terrorists on Sunday, April 25.
Two local vigilantes and an unknown number of residents also lost their lives during the attack.
Two days after the Kebbi incident, hoodlums in Sokoto on Tuesday, April 27 burnt down a police station in Kware local government area of the state.
The mob, mostly youths, came to the station shouting and insisting that two suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping should be released.
The hoodlums overpowered the operatives guarding the station and burnt it down along with a car owned by the Divisional Police Officer and two police vans.