Gunmen on Friday invaded Isuofia Community, Aguata Local Government Area, where Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo hails from.
Our correspondent gathered one Policeman was killed in the process, and that the incident happened at a junction leading to the Governor’s House.
A source said the gunmen stormed the junction, where security operatives were stationed, attacking the operatives.
The source said the gunmen were angered by the idea of stationing a security post in the area.
“The hoodlums stormed the area, shooting none stop, while residents scampered for safety.
“One Policeman was, however. killed in the process,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Anambra State Police Command has debunked reports claiming that the house of the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo was attacked.
In a statement made available to our correspondent, by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO Anambra State Command read:
“Soludo’s house was not attacked. To set the records straight, the Police observation point along Ekwulobia Expressway, in Aguata Local Government Area, came under attack late hours of on Friday.”
The Mobile personnel posted at the point, gallantry repel the attack but unfortunately, three of them sustained gunshot injuries during the gun battle with the hoodlums.
Following the quick deployment of operatives in the area by the Command, calm has since returned in the area.
Meanwhile, Operation is still ongoing and further details shall be communicated.