GANGSTERS numbering about 30 have attacked the Neni Police Station and Anaocha local government headquarters in Anambra State.

The attack took place in the early hours of Thursday. It was gathered that the attackers were shouting “DPO must go; he has overstayed; he has been in Anaocha for over 15 years.”

It was, however, not clear why they also attacked the local government office very close to the station.

Although a source said the gangsters also whisked away some police operatives, including some female police personnel, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tochukwu Ikenga said no police personnel was taken away.

The attackers were said to have alleged that Anaocha Police Station had become another SARS station, alleging that very bad things happen there.

While confirming that attack, the PPRO said the hoodlums employed IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), insisting that they did not take away any arms, or whisked away any police personnel.

According to him, the hoodlums were successfully repelled by the superior fire-power of the police operatives who engaged them and forced them to flee.

He further said that police operations were still ongoing in the area smoothly.

March 28, 2024

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