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Police, Gunmen Clash In Anambra Community For Over An Hour

A gun duel lasted almost an hour between some armed individuals suspected of being members of a cult group and security operatives.

According to reports, the event occurred late Saturday in the Aguleri community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Chief Willie Obiano, the state’s immediate former governor, hails from Aguleri.

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The armed individuals were claimed to have assaulted the community and started shooting before police arrived and both parties proceeded to participate in the gun war.

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The purpose for the invasion could not be determined, however reports in the region reported the youngsters were on their way to a police station in the community before being repulsed by Police officers.

Although no one was killed, some police officers and members of the armed gang were injured during the shootings, according to sources.

According to police sources, at least 15 people have been arrested and are being held.

Toochukwu Ikenga, a state police spokesman, confirmed the incident and said the situation had been brought under control.

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“The incident happened late on Saturday and the situation has been brought under control, on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, the deputy commissioner of Police in charge of the operation led police operatives to the scene and prevented the youths from attacking the police station.

“We have made some arrests and recovered some dangerous weapons. Meanwhile, other means of resolving the conflict is in place to hear from the aggrieved youths.

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“We have also intensified patrols in the area, aimed at enhancing peace and safety, please. Further details shall be communicated.”

 

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