On Saturday, there was chaos in the Isuaniocha village in the Anambra state’s Awka North Local Government area when some alleged hoodlums broke into the town and started shooting at police officers who were there to maintain calm.
An eyewitness reported that the thugs arrived at around four o’clock in the evening with three tinted Hilux vehicles, one Lexus 330, three shuttle buses, and a Toyota Corolla automobile.
Road users, drivers, business owners, and locals fled for safety as a result of the emergency.
The occurrence was very tragic, according to Mr. Friedrich Egwunwa, the acting president general of the Isuaniocha Community, and it was an attempt by some criminal elements to exterminate the residents of the community who had embraced peace.
He claimed that Mr. Onyemazi Ngini, the gang’s leader, was on the run after committing a number of heinous crimes in the neighbourhood.
The other names he listed were those of Sylvester Ngini, Charles Okoye, Chukwuma Onyibo, Nonso, and Okwudili, all of whom were on the Nigerian Police’s wanted list at the time of the occurrence.
In the interest of the people who are constantly on the receiving end everytime there is an attack by the hoodlums, the Acting PG appealed to the Anambra State government and the Inspector General of Police to Wade into the crisis plaguing Isuaniocha.
The thugs all got into their cars to flee during the exchange of gunfire, according to Mr. Egwunwa, but luck ran out on one of them who claimed he was security personnel when he was caught.
According to him, police operatives later moved the suspect, who had claimed to be with the Department of State Security, to Zone 13.
A community leader, Chief Tony Onyeagolu, claimed in his remarks that the hoodlums were incited by Mr. Chikodi Anara, the state commissioner for homeland security, who he claimed was determined to prevent the community from ever experiencing peace for his own benefit.
The attack on security officers, according to Chief Onyeagolu, verified the earlier belief of the populace that a specific group of individuals being supported by the Commissioner were out to create disorder in the area in order to hide their tracks.
The populace questioned why Nigerian Security Agents would collude with those individuals who had already been stated to wish to come and cause problems in Isuaniocha.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the occurrence and stated that security personnel had already been sent to the neighbourhood to ensure the safety of people and property.
Ikenga, who claimed that everything was now under control, urged the populace to help the police find those responsible for the act by working with them.
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