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Gunmen attack Enugu station, cart away arms

Gunmen have attacked the Isi-Uzo Divisional police station in Ikem, Enugu state, and allegedly carted away with the police arms and ammunition.

 

The attack, which occured in the early hours of Tuesday, saw assailants shooting a police officer, reports The Nation.

 

Sources from the area disclosed that the assailants stormed the unfenced police station at about 2 am on Tuesday with a Toyota Sienna vehicle, shouting “Release Nnamdi Kanu,” “No Nnamdi Kanu, no peace.”

 

“They came through Eha-Amufu and left through the same axis but it’s not possible they got to Eha-Amufu township or crossed to Nkalagu, otherwise they would have been encountered by the soldiers in that area. It’s possible they went through Aguamede to Benue state,” the source said.

 

It was further reported that a policeman on night duty at the police station was shot but was not killed.

 

The divisional police station was in the past under severe attacks by armed robbers who terrorised banks at Ikem and Eha-Amufu, resulting in the closure of banks in the area for over ten years now.The porous divisional police station is the only one in the whole of Isi-Uzo LGA with the closest at Obollo-Afor, a 30 kilometres distance

 

It was further reported that a policeman on night duty at the police station was shot but was not killed.

 

The divisional police station was in the past under severe attacks by armed robbers who terrorised banks at Ikem and Eha-Amufu, resulting in the closure of banks in the area for over ten years now.

 

The porous divisional police station is the only one in the whole of Isi-Uzo LGA with the closest at Obollo-Afor, a 30 kilometres distance.

 

The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe failed to pick up calls or answer messages sent to him for his reaction on the incident.

 

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