Gunmen in large numbers have again attacked the Awada police station, near Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was gathered that the hoodlums invaded the police facility around 2:18 am on Monday and engaged the police operatives on duty where about three of the hoodlums were said to have been shot dead.
This is coming less than 24 hours after the attack on the 3-3 police divisional office in Oyi LGA, where about six people were killed.
A source in the area said the hoodlums started shooting sporadically as they approached the police station, adding that the gunshots lasted for several hours.
The source said, “Again, in the early hours of today these hoodlums made another deadly attempt to burn down Awada Police Station, near Obosi, Anambra State.
“The hoodlums were repelled by gallant security personnel with three members of the gang taken down after a hot exchange of gun battle.”
He added that two AK 47 were recovered with the vehicles used for the operation by the gang.
The details of the casualties are still sketchy as it was not yet clear if there was any fatality on the side of the police operatives.
However, another source in the area said two of the police operatives, including the Divisional Police Officer, were also affected.
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga has not been reached for comments, as he has not responded to calls and text messages to his phone.