Aguata Local Government Area, where the governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo hails from, has come under attack by unknown gunmen.
Infoexpert24 reports that this attack comes days after Soludo said that investments by Peter Obi, former governor, for the state are now “worth next to nothing” during an interview on Channels Television.
According to information gathered by this online news, several People including Soldiers and four of the Gunmen were killed.
It was gathered the hoodlums first attacked the soldiers at an army checkpoint and killed two of them before the army personnel gave them a chase and neutralized four of the assailants in the process.
Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, and the state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, also confirmed the story in a statement.
Ikenga said Police operatives have been deployed to the scene, and that normalcy has been restored in the area, while Nwosu urged Indigenes to alert security officials when they notice security breaches.
Nwosu said: “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia, this morning. Unfortunately for the hoodlums, they met their Waterloo.
“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.”
He further added: “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. “
This attack is the second time in Soludo’s hometown since he assumed office. Recall that about 7 months ago, some gunmen attacked the headquarters council area in his hometown as well after the government constituted a 15-member Truth, Justice, and Peace Commission, to dialogue with the agitating groups in the state.