Gunmen in the wee hours of today, stormed Ihiala local government headquarters in Anambra State and wreaked unimaginable havoc in the process
This paper gathered that the criminal elements killed the security guards on duty and set 5 buildings in the premises ablaze using Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Confirming the unfortunate incident, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO Anambra State Police Command said one of the attackers were killed by operatives that were mobilised to the scene and recovered several arms and ammunitions.
“Following the Police/Military operations ongoing in Ihiala and its neighboring town, the Operatives responding to a distress call at about 2:55 am, today 12/1/2023 of an attack on Ihiala local government headquarters, neutralize one of the attackers, recovered two locally made IED luncher, seven undetonated IED, forty pieces of live cartridges, fifteen live 7.62MM Ak47 ammunition, knives, charms, and other dangerous weapons.
“The attackers had already murdered three vigilante operatives on duty, beheaded one and set five buildings ablaze with IED and petrol bombs. The joint force operatives engaged the arsonist/attackers, and obstructed them from causing further damages, while some escaped with bullet wounds.
“The bodies of the victims were recovered and joint operations are still ongoing. Further development shall be communicated, please.”