Anambra Police kill gunmen, recover AK-47 rifle, ammunition, vehicles

Anambra State Police Command, on Tuesday, neutralised suspected gunmen at Ihiala, in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

A source in the area told Nigerian Tribune that the gunmen stormed Odata Central School, Ihiala and shot sporadically before they were confronted and overpowered by the Police and Army in the area.

According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the attack in a statement, “the Police Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command, at 9:30 am today, 12 October 2021, successfully repelled an attack at Odata Central School, beside St Martin’s Church, Ihiala, in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.”

He added that “exhibits recovered include one AK-47 rifle; two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition, one Lexus 350 Jeep, one Rav 4 jeep; one Mercedes Benz and a Toyota Corolla.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the hoodlums started shooting sporadically while arriving Odata Central School but they were successfully repelled by Police operatives and military on the ground. No casualty was recorded by the policemen.

“Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and operations are ongoing in the area for possible arrest of fleeing gang members.”

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