The incident left two policemen and three others dead.
Four vehicles were burnt during the attack and a building belonging to the zone 13 headquarters was burnt.
Nkeiruka Nwode, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer while confirming the news said two of their men were wounded and receiving treatment in one of the hospitals while many of their attackers ran away with gunshot wounds.
“Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Zone-13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Anambra State have successfully repelled an attack on the Zonal Headquarters by criminal elements in the early hours of today, 19th April, 2021″.
“The attackers, who came in their numbers shooting sporadically in order to gain access to the facility, were repelled by Police personnel on duty who showed profound gallantry in the face of the seemingly overwhelming attack”.
“Following the inability of the attackers to access the facility, they cowardly threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on vehicles within the periphery of the Headquarters”.
“One of the criminal elements was neutralised during the exchange of gunfire between the Police and the attackers while many of the gang members escaped with gunshots injuries”.
“One L7A2 General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Ninety-two rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, one locally-made smoke pistol and an axe were recovered by the Police”.
“Regrettably, two police operatives sustained gunshot injuries and are presently receiving treatment”.
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