Two Feared Dead As Bandits Step Up Attack On Police Formations In South - East - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Two Feared Dead As Bandits Step Up Attack On Police Formations In South - East

Two security agents were gravely injured on Monday morning following savage attack on Zone 13 Divisional Police Headquartes in Ukpo, Anambra State by  bandits.

The bandits stormed the Police Headquarters, letting out hail of bullets indiscriminately and razed some buildings and vehicles within the Headquarters with petrol bombs and other explosive devices.

Men of the zone 13 who were initially jolted and overwhelmed by the firing force of the bandits, soon regained their rhythm, faught back and repelled the attackers after about 35 minutes gun duel.

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However, one of the attackers was neutralised ans one General Multipurpose Machine Gun(GPMG) and several ammunition were recovered.

But the Zone's Public Relations Officer, Nwode Nkeiruka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) said the Headquarters did not lose any personnel to the attackers.

In a release sighted by The Daily Crucible
Nwode explained that two police operatives sustained gunshot injuries and are presently receiving treatment in an undisclosed health facility.

The release reads:"Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Zone-13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Anambra State have successfully repelled an attack on the Zonal Headquarters by criminal elements in the early hours of today, 19th April, 2021. The attackers, who came in their numbers shooting sporadically in order to gain access to the facility, were repelled by Police personnel on duty who showed profound gallantry in the face of the seemingly overwhelming attack.

"Following the inability of the attackers to access the facility, they cowardly threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on vehicles within the periphery of the Headquarters. One of the criminal elements was neutralized during the exchange of gunfire between the Police and the attackers while many of the gang members escaped with gunshots injuries. One L7A2 General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Ninety-two rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, one locally-made smoke pistol and an axe were recovered by the Police. Regrettably, two police operatives sustained gunshot injuries and are presently receiving treatment. 

"The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP Kuryas Monday, fsi, who is also standing in for the Zonal Assistant Inspector General of Police, has commended the Police operatives for putting up a strong resistance against the attackers.

" The CP, supported by other senior officers from Zone-13 Headquarters and the State Command, is personally leading a special operation aimed at tracing, identifying and arresting the perpetrators to bring them to book. He also called on proprietors of private and public (including unorthodox) medical facilities in and around Anambra state to admit, but report anyone found seeking medical attention for bullet wounds and related injuries to the nearest police station.

"The CP has called on citizens in the State not to panic but to go about their lawful duties. While assuring of the Command’s resolve to re-dominate, reclaim and secure all public spaces as directed by the Inspector General of Police, the CP enjoins members of the public to continue to support the Police with vital and timely information on the activities of criminals and other subversive elements within their respective communities."

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