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One Policeman Killed, Another Abducted As Gunmen Attack Anambra Health Centre



Policeman Killed, Another Abducted As Gunmen Attack Anambra Health Centre

The Eziama-Uli Health Centre in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State has been attacked by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered by Naija News that the gunmen suddenly attacked the centre while a medical outreach programme was going on, forcing the organizers and others in attendance to scamper to safety.

During the attack, the gunmen killed one policeman, abducted another while a third one who was shot and injured is receiving treatment at the hospital. The policemen were from the 19 Police Mobile Force.

The attack was said to have occurred on Wednesday evening but no one could ascertain the reason for the attack.

An eyewitness quoted by Punch on Thursday said many others also sustained injuries while attempting to escape from the attackers who shot sporadically into the air.

The witness said, “The gunmen shot two police officers, one died on the spot, while the other who sustained injuries was rushed to a hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. The third officer was abducted and up until now, no one knows his whereabouts.”

Speaking on the incident, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ikenga Tochukwu, said an investigation has been opened into the incident while further information will be provided as things unfold.

He said, “What happened at the Eziama Uli yesterday (Wednesday) is an example of the sacrifice we pay as police officers in service to the nation and humanity. The details of the incident are still sketchy, but it involved police personnel providing security services. Police operatives have cordoned off the area and the operation is ongoing. Further details shall be communicated.”

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