Gunmen attack Anambra community, kill five
Gunmen have attacked a local vigilance office and allegedly killed five people on Sunday evening in Anambra state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen attacked the local vigilance office in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA of the state around 7pm.
It was also learnt that the security officer on duty and a prominent businessman were also killed in the area.
The gunmen also set ablaze the building and vehicles of the local security group.
The police public relations officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident.
He, however, did not disclose the number of casualties.
“Yes, there was an attack on Ozubulu but not the police station but vigilante office by the hoodlums,” Tochukwu said.
“They came in Sienna vehicles, motorcycles and attacked the office of the vigilante. Security operatives have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored.”
Soldiers have been deployed to the town to ensure adequate security.
Recall that patrol teams and police stations in Anambra state have come under a series of attacks by gunmen in recent months.
Two prison warders in March were killed when gunmen attacked a vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) conveying some inmates to court.
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