No fewer than two soldiers and four gunmen have been killed on Saturday during a gun battle in Isuofia community of Aguata Local Government Area, the hometown of Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State.
Gunmen, Soldiers Clash In Anambra
According to Daily Post, two soldiers and four hoodlums died in the fierce gun battle between the gunmen and the Nigerian Army stationed in the Isuofia community.
A source said the gunmen first attacked the soldiers at an army checkpoint and killed two of them before the army personnel gave them a chase and neutralised four of the assailants in the process.
Anambra Police spokesman,Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that police operatives have been deployed to the scene, adding that normalcy has been restored in the area.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, also confirmed the attack on Saturday, urging Indigenes to alert security officials when they notice security breaches.
Nwosu said: “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia, this morning. Unfortunately for the hoodlums, they met their Waterloo.
“Our gallant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised four of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.”
“The government of Anambra State wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season. If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better. “
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen suspected to be robbers attacked a bullion van conveying cash in Ufuma, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.