Police Inspector, another killed by gunmen, cultists in Anambra

Posted On 10 Jun 2021
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Police Inspector, another killed by gunmen, cultists in Anambra


Gunmen, yesterday, attacked Ojoto Police Division in Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing a police inspector. The attackers were said to have stormed the area in three Sienna cars.

Also, suspected cultists gunned down one person in front of Keke NAPEP Park near Bus Stand at the popular UNIZIK Junction, Awka, the state capital.

The Awka incident happened at about 2:15 pm. It was not clear what led to the killing, but it was said to have been carried out by suspected cultists.

Efforts to get clearer pictures of what transpired at the two locations proved abortive as the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, did not pick calls to his phone.

However, a senior police source confirmed the Ojoto incident to newsmen, saying that the state police command was deeply saddened by the ugly development.

The source said that the police commissioner, CP Chris Owolabi, was preparing to visit the scene at the time of filing this report, adding that concerted efforts were being made to beef up security in the state.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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