By Tony Adibe
Gunmen have reportedly attacked Inyi Police Station in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing two policemen and two civilians. NewsBits learnt that the armed men, who attacked the station on Sunday also set it ablaze.
A source, who said he witnessed the incident but craved anonymity, said the gunmen were chanting “No election and Police in Biafra land.” One of the two persons killed was said to be a police officer on duty when the armed men attacked the station.
A viral video of the attack seen on Sunday showed a building being used as a police station on fire and the bodies of two young men lying by the perimeter fence of the station.
Voices on the background of the video identified one of the bodies as that of a policeman while it is not clear whether the second person was a policeman or not.
Some voices identified the two victims as policemen, but another person said he could only identify one of them as a policeman attached to the station.
The source, who recalled that he left the community on Saturday for Enugu, however, stated: “I got information from my community a few hours ago that unknown gunmen attacked the police station in my town, and that they killed one police officer. Right now, I don’t have further details.”
But a security alert being circulated on social media platforms in the Enugu State capital warned residents of Inyi, Achi, Ufuma, Umunze, Ajari and Arondiizogu to be careful and security conscious in their areas because of the resurgence of gunmen and their activities.
“Warning! Achi, Inyi, Ojiriver, Ufuma, Umunze, Ajari, Arondiizogu those axes are facing security challenges, Ngwo Iri sons & daughters, let’s always be security cautious and avoid night movement, above all, always commit our going out & coming in into the blood of Almighty Jesus Christ the savior.,” the security alert stated.
Meanwhile, the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe has assured that security operatives are on the trail of the perpetrators.