Police kill one, foil attack on Nteje station as two nuns, others die in road crash
Policemen in Anambra State, yesterday, foiled an attack by an armed gang at the Nteje Divisional police headquarters in Oyi Local Council in the state, and killed a member of the assailants.
The operatives led by the state commissioner of police, Echeng Echeng, said one type 06 rifle, ammunition and charms were recovered from the gang.
Spokesperson for the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement, said one member of the gang died during a gun battle with policemen.
“The Commissioner of Police led the crack squad, when responding to the distress call as the station came under attack by the deadly gang. The police operatives decisively dealt with the assailants.
“During the gun duel, one of the gunmen was neutralized and the assailants fled the scene due to the superior fire of the operatives. The station was secured and all police operatives and arms are intact”.
The CP Echeng has restated that the Command will not relent in delivering on its mandate on protection of life and property,” Tochukwu added.
IN another development, five people were burnt to death after their vehicles caught fire following a collision.
Although the cause of the accident could not be ascertained, it was gathered that it involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota Highlander.
The Guardian gathered that the incident happened at Nawfia along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Tuesday night, but was discovered early Wednesday morning.
An eye witness said the victims included two Catholic reverend sisters, their driver, as well as a husband and wife(names withheld).
Another eyewitness said he arrived at the accident scene that same night when it was still raining, as the vehicles were still burning, but that it was late for any meaningful help.