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Three People killed By Unknown Gunmen In Anambra State

Three People killed By Unknown Gunmen In Anambra State
  • PublishedJanuary 12, 2023


Unknown gunmen bombed the headquarters of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, no fewer than three people were killed around 2 a.m on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

According to reports, the gunmen reportedly threw improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) into the council headquarters, killing the security officials and destroying properties.

Sources from the community told this newspaper that the IEDs razed several buildings in the secretariat.

“They (gunmen) also beheaded one of the vigilante people after killing them,” a source, (not named) said. The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.

Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, said police operatives arrived in the area in response to a distress call at 2:55 a.m.

He said the gunmen had already killed the three vigilante operatives and also beheaded one of them before the arrival of the operatives.

The buildings affected by the fire, according to sources in the community, include the administrative block of the council headquarters, a primary healthcare office and an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Others are the office of the National Youth Service Corps, an education office, and an office of the National Civil Defense.

“One of the attackers was neutralized,” the police spokesperson said, adding that the presence of the operatives prevented the hoodlums from causing further damage.

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