Calm has returned to Obosi community after an early morning attack at the police station in the town.

Two policemen were killed in the incident after the arsonists set the building on fire.

A resident of the town who lives less than 200 metres from the police station told HOMELAND NEWS that the attack brought fear to the people in the dead of the night.

The source who pleaded anonymity said the attackers who were well prepared for any form of confrontation came in 6 Hilux trucks and 2 Sienna cars.

“About to 12 midnight we heard the first round of gunshots. It was obvious that its not the regular kind of gunshots we hear from time to time. After a moment, there was a big bang, that was when we suspect the gate was broken.

“Then came another round of gunshots, it was rapid and consistent. That was when we began to really panic. No one knew what was going on. People turned off the light in their compound and swift movement towards the bush path began.

“I found my way out of my compound and discovered that many of the residents of the village, mostly young men, were already trooping towards the bush. From there we saw the flame going up in the direction of the police station.

“The shooting continued till past 1am, then we summoned courage to go and check what happened. We did not see the attackers leave but we heard the sound of vehicles taken off and driving away.

The source said from the way the attack was carried out, someone who knows the station very well must be part of the operation.

“The two policemen were killed inside one boys’ quarter behind the filling station nearby. The place is like an underground. That is where they sleep and only insiders know that place exist. The attackers went there and killed them. The two that escaped were outside and saw them when they arrived”.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Chris Owolabi, led the police crack team to the scene where he ordered the force to identify and apprehend the gunmen.

Attack on the Obosi Police Station is the latest in the series of attacks targeting police stations and other security facilities in Anambra and other states in the South Eastern part of the country.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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