Security operatives take cover as gunmen attack checkpoint in Anambra
Security operatives in Ihiala-Uli axis in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state removed their uniforms and took cover in nearby bushes and houses on Tuesday when unknown gunmen suddenly opened fire on a nearby security checkpoint in the area.
The incident which left some people dead and several others injured, forced commuters to run for their lives as the gunmen shot non-stop.
Commercial bus operators have abandoned the Onitsha- Owerri expressway as of the time of filing this report for fear of being killed.
Anambra Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu refused to pick calls for confirmation when contacted.
But one of the senior police officers who confirmed the attack said though he has not confirmed any death, but said there were casualties during the gun battle”
The source added Police Commissioner Echeng Echeng has dispatched special squad to Ihiala to quell the situation.