At least three police officers were reportedly killed in the early hours of Saturday as gunmen bombed the Ogidi Police Area Command, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Also affected in the attack were buildings and other valuables in the premises.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer,PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said the incident was still being accessed while police operations were still ongoing in the area.
He said,” Anambra State Police Command has reinforced security in the Idemili North area of the State following the attack on the Ogidi area command in the early hours of today(Saturday) 18/2/2023, where three police operatives paid the supreme price.
“The hoodlums started shooting sporadically on approaching the area command and threw IEDs and petrol bombs, gaining entrance. Unfortunately, the buildings in the police facility were affected.
“However, the Command observed with grave concern the loss of life and valuables as a result of this attack, calls for calm as the police are resolute in depriving these criminal elements of the space, they desire to perpetrate their evil acts and enhance the safety of life and property in the state.”
Ikenga added that the incident is being accessed, even as police operations are still ongoing.