One person has been killed following an attack on Nteje Police Divisional headquarters in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to a statement issued by the Anambra Police Command, some unknown gunmen attacked the police facility around 3am on Thursday but were repelled.
The statement disclosed that police operatives killed one of the gunmen, while other members of the gang fled the scene of the incident.
It stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, led the operation against the attack and secured the station, firearms and all police operatives.
Items recovered from the gunmen included one type O6 rifle, one magazine and 53 live ammunition of 5.56mm and charms.
The statement said the Commissioner of Police reiterated that the Command will not relent in protecting the life and properties of Anambrabrians.
Echeng also commended the officers and men of the Command for their perseverance and painstaking efforts to weed out all criminal elements in the State
The statement reads: “The Police Operatives decisively dealt with the assailants.
“During the gun duel, one of the gunmen was neutralised and due to the superior fire of the Police operatives, the other assailants fled the scene. The station was secured and all police operatives and arms are intact
“The CP, while reiterating that the Command will not relent in delivering on its mandate on the protection of life and properties, commended the officers and men of the Command for their perseverance and painstaking efforts to weed out all criminal elements in the State.”