Three police officers have been confirmed dead after hoodlums attacked the Anambra State Police Command in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, in the early hours of Saturday, February 18.
According to residents of the area, the hoodlums, who came in large numbers, stormed the police station, began shooting sporadically, and even threw explosive devices and petrol bombs into the police building before gaining entrance, burning part of the building.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the situation had been brought under control as the Command remained resolute to enhance the safety of life and property in the state.
Ikenga lamented the killing of the policemen and called for calm, adding that the police has reinforced security in the area with a view to enhancing the safety of life and property in the state.
“The Anambra State Police Command has reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the state, following the attack on the Ogidi area command in the early hours of Saturday, February 18, 2023, where three policemen paid the supreme price.
The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs and petrol bombs, gaining entrance. Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected.
However, the command observes with grave concern the loss of lives and valuables as a result of this attack and calls for calm. The police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space which they desire to perpetrate their evil acts. Meanwhile, the incident is being assessed and police operations are still ongoing.”Ikenga said