Anambra State Police Command said that the attack on Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s hometown, Isuofia, in Aguata Local Government Area, led to killing of two soldiers and some hooligans.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, noted, the “Anambra State Security Forces comprising of the Military, Police, other security agencies neutralized five unknown gunmen in Umuona, Isuofia, Aguata LGA Anambra state, recovered one grey Toyota Venza jeep with registration number: KRD 344BT.
“This followed a distress call at about 10:30am today 12/11/2022 along Afor market in Isuofia, where some hoodlums, attacked a security checkpoint in the area.
“The Joint Forces from FOB Aguata responded swiftly, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and neutralized five of the armed men while others escaped with dark blue Lexus 470 jeep without plate number from the scene with bullet wounds,” he said.
Ikenga said the Commissioner Of Police, Echeng Echeng while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo against onslaught on criminal elements, ordered patrols be intensified and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls in the state.
“Further details shall be communicated please as operations ate still ongoing”, he added.
Anambra Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, in a statement, said, “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia this morning. But unfortunately for the hoodlums they met their Waterloo.
“Our galant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised 4 of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.
“The government of Anambra state wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season.
“If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better.”