Four Policemen, Three Naval Officials Killed In Anambra, Kaduna
Gunmen have killed three policemen and three naval officials in Anambra State on Thursday.
The policemen were reportedly shot at Neni Junction in Anaocha council area of the state, their patrol van burnt, while their guns were taken away by the gunmen.
The three navy men were killed in Awkuzu in the Oyi council area, it was said.
The Neni attack took place at 3.56 pm, while the killing of the navy men happened at about 4.20 pm, a source said.
Freshly deployed police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the report, adding that the gunmen were over 20 and came in three Sienna vehicles and on motorcycles.
Tochukwu said there was exchange of gunfire with the policemen lasting about 30 minutes.
A senior police officer also confirmed the attacks, saying the hoodlums would not go unpunished, though neither he nor Tochukwu could ascertain the number of security men killed in the attacks.
A source blamed members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) for the assault.
Police commissioner Monday Kuryas visited the attack scene, and ordered an investigation, Tochukwu said.
In Kaduna, bandits invaded Ungwa Waziri, a community in Chikun local government area of the state.
They killed a police inspector and abducted three persons, two of whom probably female students of Kaduna State University (KASU).
An eyewitness identified the inspector as John Bello.
“Around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress call that gunmen came to our community, a message was passed across to us that we should put off our generators which we did. Shortly after, we started hearing gunshots,” he said.
Inspector Bello was killed when he stepped out of the house upon receiving a phone call. He was shot near his house by gunmen under some mango trees, a family member said.