Gunmen attack Police Station, allegedly cart away arms – Command’s PRO reacts
A Divisional Police station in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State came under attack by unknown gunmen, early Tuesday morning.
Although no officer was reported killed during the attack, one of them was said to have been shot and is currently receiving treatment.
The gunmen also succeeded in carting away arms and ammunition.
A local hinted that the assailants stormed the unfenced police station at about 2 am with a Toyota Sienna bus, shouting “Release Nnamdi Kanu,” “No Nnamdi Kanu, no peace.”
“They came through Eha-Amufu and left through the same axis but it’s not possible they got to Eha-Amufu township or crossed to Nkalagu, otherwise they would have been encountered by the soldiers in that area. It’s possible they went through Aguamede to Benue state,” the source said.
However, responding to the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, blamed the attack on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its militant wing, Eastern Security Network, ESN.
According to Ndukwe, “Tactical Police Operatives of the Command are on the trail of armed hoodlums, suspected to be members of the outlawed IPOB/ESN group, who in their numbers today, 18/07/2023, at about 4.30am, attempted to attack Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, but were repelled by Police Operatives on duty.
“Many of the miscreants escaped with gunshot wounds, while one (1) of the Operatives who sustained a gunshot wound is receiving treatment and in stable condition.
“Further development shall be communicated, please.”