Posted by News Express | 22 May 2021 | 1,241 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) outpost located at Nneyi in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State was on Friday evening attacked by gunmen.
It was gathered that two officers were killed in the attack, official vehicle set ablaze and rifles carted away.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Edwin Okadigbo, who gave the information in a statement in Awka, said: “At about 4:35pm, some yet to be identified gunmen attacked Civil Defence outpost in Nneyi Umeri in Anambra Eeast Local Government Area of Anambra State, shooting sporadically.
“The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel and at the end of the duel, two officers of the corps that sustained gunshot injuries from the incident lost their lives.
“Regrettably, their rifles were carted away after which the official vehicle was set ablaze.”
Okadigbo disclosed that the State Commandant, Mr. David Bille, had activated all apparatus in conjunction with other security agencies in the state to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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