Gunmen kill two policemen in attack on Anambra station

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Two policemen were confirmed killed in yesterday’s attack on a police station in Anambra State by gunmen.

An account put the death toll at five

The killings came barely 24 hours after Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of the late former Minister of Information, Prof Dora, at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

The attackers razed the police station at Ajalli, Orumba North Local Government Area. The station was set ablaze by hoodlums some years back.

Anambra Commissioner of Police (CP) Tony Olofu confirmed the attacks but said only two policemen were killed.

Confirming the attack on the facility, Olofu said Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukwu, will shed more light on the attack later.

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“Wait for detailed statement from the PPRO. As of now, I can confirm to you that two policemen were killed in the incident.”

Investigation showed that candidates in the November 6 governorship poll were already shunning public functions for security reasons.

Political actors and their supporters no longer don branded vehicles to market their candidates and parties’ programmes.

Also yesterday, a driver was feared killed and others injured in an attack on the convoy of House of Representatives member Chris Azubogu.

The convoy of Azubogu, representing Nnewi North/ Nnewi South/ Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, was attacked yesterday in Anambra State by gunmen.

He was, however, not in the vehicle. The driver of his Hilux was shot dead and another one was shot and seriously injured on his shoulder

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Sociend Media gathered that the incident happened in the afternoon around Okacha Junction, Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

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