Police confirms attack on Nnewi Area Command, 3-3 Division, Ogbunike/ Isiuwulu, Ozubulu, Nnobi, Ichi Divisions
Anambra State Police Command Diary: Update on attacks by hoodlums on police formations and other government facilities in Anambra State:
CP Abang appeal to all Ndi Anambra to remain calm and desist from actions that can further exacerbate the situation
On the 21/10/2020 at about 11:30pm hoodlums in large number under the guise of “EndSARS”protesters attacked Nnewi Police Station, set it ablaze and vandalized patrol vehicles and other exhibits but were prevented from assessing the armoury to cart away arm due to strong resistance placed by police men on duty.
Similarly,on the 22/10/2020 between 3:30am and 5:pm,the hoodlums in large number equally attacked Nnewi Area Command, 3-3 Division, Ogbunike/ Isiuwulu, Ozubulu, Nnobi, and Ichi Divisions as well as peoples club police post, burnt Police vehicles and set the facilities ablaze carting away exhibits kept at the Divisions.
Meanwhile,one police officer was beheaded and burnt to ashes while three others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The injured police officers were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and they are responding to treatment.
Consequently, seven other police stations namely CPS/Area Command Onitsha, Ogidi, Awada, Inland Town and ‘B’ Divisions successfully repelled the attacks and chased the hoodlums away.
Also, police operatives in collaboration with members of the Communities comprising of youths,vigilante and Community leaders at Okpoko, CPS Awka, Oraifite, Otolo,Amichi and Oba vehemently resisted attempt by the hoodlums to attack the police Stations.
However,five persons were attacked in Onitsha and taken to the hospital for medical attention where three have been confirmed dead by the medical doctor while two others are receiving treatment.
Other government property burnt or destroyed includes High Court Ogidi,Idemili North LG Secretariat while Zik Statue at DMGS roundabout was vandalized. Arrest was equally made.
Finally, it is interesting to note that one major factor responsible for the overall successes recorded by the Command are the support of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, “Ndi Anambra” and residents alike particularly Youth, Community leaders and local vigilante group who were observed to have been very cooperative with the personnel of the security agencies.
The Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc acknowledges this fact and urges the Public to sustain this level of cooperation with the Police at all times especially during this trying period in order bring lasting peace in Anambra State.
The public are equally enjoined to report any distress through the Command emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action please.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Comissioner of Police Anambra State Command