Breaking: Another Attack Hits Anambra As Gunmen Invade Soludo’s Village

Breaking: Another Attack Hits Anambra As Gunmen Invade Soludo’s Village

  • The Anambra police command confirmed the attack on Isuofia community but debunked claims that a policeman was shot dead
  • Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu however disclosed three police operatives sustained injuries while engaging the gunmen
  • He further stated that the attack did not happen inside the community but along the expressway leading to the community

Emerging reports have confirmed that some suspected gunmen invaded the local government of Governor Charles Soludo and killed a policeman.

According to DailyTrust newspaper, the suspected gunmen launched an attack on Isuofia Community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Anambra State, Charles Soludo, Police, Gunmen
Governor Charles Soludo's administration has been plagued with numerous gunmen attacks since he was sworn in. Photo Credit: (Charles Soludo)
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A source revealed to the newspaper that the suspected gunmen launched the attack at the security posts of police operatives and started to open fire. gathered that the assailants were not happy with the state government for stationing police operatives in that area.

The source said:

“The hoodlums stormed the area, shooting non-stop, while residents scampered for safety. One policeman was killed in the process."

No policeman was killed - Anambra police

Meanwhile, contrary to reports that a policeman was killed during the open fire, the state police command has debunked the claim.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the attack but said no policeman killed.

He further stated that the incident did not transpire in the governor's community, rather it happened along the expressway.

Tochukwu however disclosed that three police operatives sustained injuries and that the operation was still in progress.

He also said a vehicle was recovered with bloodstained showing that the hoodlum suffered casualty.

But the community sources insisted that the attack happened at Isuofia and a policeman was killed.

Gunmen invade INEC office, kill official in Imo

In a similar event, some suspected gunmen on Thurday, April 14 attacked and killed an INEC offical, Nwokorie Anthony.

According to reports, the tragic incident occurred during the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise (CVR) in Ihitte/Uboma local government area.

An eyewitness who does not want his name to be mentioned revealed that the gunmen shot the deceased in his chest who died on the spot.

Insecurity: Dialogue not violence remains the solution, says Hope Uzodimma

In a previous report by, Governor Hope Uzodimma said dialogue remains the solution to addressing insecurity in Imo and other states of the federation.

The governor made the comment at a reception held in honour of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor at Government House, Owerri on Saturday, April 9.

He stated:

“Dialogue and not violence is the only vehicle that will lead us to our desired destination."


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