Police vow to arrest killers of officers in Anambra

The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Anambra State Police has vowed to arrest the killers of some officers along Ezeiwka road, Awada, Onitsha Anambra State.

Newsmen report that gunmen in the early hours of Sunday killed an unspecified number of policemen on duty in Onitsha, also setting their operational vehicle ablaze.

The state command spokesman, Dsp Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement on Sunday, said the command has intensified patrol and surveillance in the state especially within the Onitsha axis aimed of identifying and arresting the perpetrators of the Sunday attack.

He said a preliminary investigation by the police revealed that at about 9.30 am on 19/09/2021 the attackers drove in a Sienna vehicle, ash in colour and started shooting at the patrol vehicle along Ukegbu junction, Ezeiweka road.

He said that during the exchange of gunfire, one police inspector paid the supreme price and some sustained gunshots injuries.

He said the criminals in a bid to escape the police responding team, set the patrol vehicle ablaze.

He also said that the command was not deterred by the recent incident but are more committed to delivering in their mandate on the protection of lives and properties.

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