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Inspector killed as gunmen attack Ojoto police station in Anambra State



Inspector killed as gunmen attack Ojoto police station in Anambra State

A police station in Ojoto in the  Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State was on Thursday attacked by gunmen.

The gunmen, numbering about 15, in three Sienna vehicles were said to have shot dead an Inspector of Police during the attack.

A source told our correspondent that the hoodlums were repelled by police operatives on duty, thereby preventing them from setting the station ablaze .

 “The hoodlums zoomed off when our men( police) fought back and warded them off. They came in three Sienna vehicles.

When contacted, Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he would not want to speak on the matter until after visiting the place.

He said, ” I’m planning to visit the area. I will not respond until after visiting the place. 

A Senior Police Officer who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident. 

“The State Police Commissioner, Chris Owolabi, is preparing to visit the area. But we lost one Inspector today again,” he said.

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at

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