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Reign of terror continues in Anambra State as gunmen kill 2 prison warders, same Police station policeman was killed in Ekwulobia

  • On Thursday, gunmen killed 4 naval ratings at Awkuzu junction, 3 policemen in Neni junction

The reign of killings continue in Anambra State  as unknown gunmen killed two prison warders who were being driven into the Aguata Divisional Police headquarters, Ekwulobia, Anambra State.

(Pictures of the two victims killed inside their National Correctional Centre bus are too gruesome to be shown).

The two prison warders, a male and female, were shot dead inside their mini-bus with inscription ‘Nigeria Prison Service MSP Aguata.’

The vehicle and the dead staff were of the Aguata Medium Security ‘Prison’ (MSP) Ezinifite.

The killing of the two came hours after unknown gunmen attacked the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra Police Headquarters, Ekwulobia, killing one police officer.

The gunmen also burnt part of the newly renovated Divisional Police Officer’s (DPOs) office. Protesting youths had earlier burnt down the office over reports of police brutality.

The attack on the station came less than 24 hours after youths from Ekwulobia community cleared the debris from the recent renovation of the DPOs office.

On Thursday, gunmen on Thursday killed four naval officers and three policemen in different locations in Anambra State.

This was barely 48 hours after Fulani herdsmen allegedly kidnapped the President General of Omor and a legal practitioner in the Ayamelum Local Government Area of the State. The kidnappers are now demanding N50 million ransom.

The four naval officers were killed at Awkuzu junction, Oyi Local Government Area of the State at about 2pm on Thursday at their duty post where they were manning a security check point. They gunmen carted away the naval officers firearms.

The gunmen who killed three policemen at Neni junction, Anaocha Local Government Area of the State, also burnt the Police patrol vehicle.

On Thursday, the new Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenganyia, said he is making contacts to confirm the killings of four naval ratings and three Police officers.

“I’m making contacts to get details before I would issue a statement on the matter before long.”

Meanwhile, the President General of Aguluezechukwu community, Ikechukwu Okoke, has sent out an alert to people of his town, asked them to ensure their individual safety.

According to to Okeke, “call your loved ones using Nanka-Awka Road (location of the attacked Police station) to be vigilant… All is not well for now security wise. Stay in Aguluezechukwu for your safety.”

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