Our reporter| Gunmen attacked the Isuofia community of Aguata Local Government Area, where the governor of Anambra State, the hometown of Governor, Chukwuma Soludo in the early hours of Saturday.
Sources who witnessed the attack confirmed that no fewer than two soldiers stationed in the community and four of the attacking hoodlums died in a fierce gun battle as the soldiers tried to repel the gunmen.
The hoodlums first attacked the soldiers at an army checkpoint and killed two of them before the army personnel gave them a chase and neutralised four of the assailants in the process.
Both the state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, and the state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, confirmed the attack in a statement on Saturday afternoon.
According to Ikenga, Police operatives have been deployed to the scene, and that normalcy has been restored in the area, Nwosu also urged indigenes to alert security officials when they notice security breaches.
“A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia, this morning. Unfortunately for the hoodlums, they met their Waterloo, Nwosu said in a statement.
“Our gallant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised four of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.”
“The government of Anambra State wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season. If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better, the statement further added.
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