Isuofia Attack: One Arrested, As CP Orders Tacit Investigations

The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Monday Bala Kuryas, yesterday, led a crack team of Police Operatives for on-the-spot assessment of a stakeholders/community meeting at Isuofia Civic Centre in Aguata LGA, which came under attack same date at about 1730hrs, by a yet to be identified armed hoodlums.

In a statement, the state police public relations officer (PPRO) DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the assailants were resisted by security operatives present at the event and in the ensuing gun duel, three Police Operatives sustained severe gunshots injuries and were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while their corpses had been deposited in the mortuary.

The PPRO added, “Following the incidence, the attackers abducted one Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, Commissioner of Public and Utilities. Meanwhile, one (1) person has been arrested in connection with the act.

“The Police Operatives led by the Command CP, visited the scene and also visited the Former CBN Governor to reinforce the security in his house and the Community entirely.

“In his response, he thanked the Commissioner and his team for the quick response.

“To this end, the CP while condemning the act, commiserates with the family and friends of the Officers who paid the supreme Price, has ordered the immediate launch of a tacit investigation to unravel the mystery behind the incidence as well as bring perpetrators of the barbaric act to book. He also called on the good people of Ndi Anambra to join hands in the fight against Crime and Criminality.”

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