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Gunmen attack DSS, FRSC offices in Anambra

The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen on Sunday attacked the office of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Nnewi, Anambra State.

They also attacked the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

While a source said two passersby were killed, another source said nobody was killed during the attacks at either DSS or FRSC.

The gunmen, according to eyewitnesses, drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), stopped at Emecourt Road Junction where they released some gunshots which made passersby scamper for safety before they headed to the offices to attack.

Newsmen gathered that they later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road.

The sources also said Military armoured vehicles later surfaced and drove around town passing through Emecourt Road, but there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet.

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed that there was an incident in Nnewi, but refused to state categorically the offices involved.

He said: “At about 2 pm, of 3rd October 2021, the command received a distress call of a fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on the ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.

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