One Inspector was reportedly killed as gunmen attacked Ojoto Police Station in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday.
Sources say the police officers on duty fought back and repelled the hoodlums, thereby preventing them from setting the station ablaze, Punch reports.
“The hoodlums zoomed off when our men(police) fought back and warded them off. They came in three Sienna vehicles,” the source said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he would not want to speak on the matter until after visiting the place when he was contacted.
He said, “I’m planning to visit the area. I will not respond until after visiting the place.”
The attack comes amid a massive joint-security operation to rid the south-east of member of the Eastern Security Network following repeated attacks on government structures.