By John Ndu
Awka, May 24, 2021 (MOI) Anambra Police Command has rendered an account on how they rebuffed attempts by unknown gunmen to cause major mayhem in Awka on May 23.
It was gathered that the unknown Gunmen invaded some federal government facilities in Awka, torching some.
They had attacked a Police `B’ Division and set ablaze a part of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Awka.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Owolabi said the hoodlums were repelled by the police.
According to him, at about 8pm last Sunday, I got a call that B Division was under attack.
They had fired a few shots and set the charge room on fire, but the officers on duty at B Division defended themselves adequately.
“My men repelled them and in the process recovered the three Hilux SUVs that they came with. We also recovered six pump action and two AK47 and other ammunition.
“There was no casualty on the part of the police. We recorded 95 per cent success.
“As it stands now, investigations are still ongoing to determine how many hoodlums shot into the station. We are also visiting hospitals to ascertain those that may have gone for treatment at hospitals.
“I assure you that the police are on top of the situation. There is no cause for alarm. We are working together with all the Armed Forces.
“My men are back on the streets to reclaim the state. I assure you that you can go back and resume your normal lives and businesses,’’ the CP assured.
The State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji confirmed that the hoodlums set ablaze their Collation Centre and part of their store.
“They also set ablaze our six operational vehicles. I commend the Police for the excellent job they did. Those burnt places can quickly be fixed,’’ Dr Orji said. (MOI)