Some unidentified gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint along Ihiala-Uli road in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, boarding Imo State, on Tuesday morning.
Source reports that the attack happened around 10:30am as some policemen were reported to have been killed during the attack while some sustained varies degrees of injuries
Eyewitnesses reported that the attack forced drivers and commuters to run for dear lives as the gunmen shoot indiscriminately to scare people away.
Some eyewitnesses told journalists in Awka that security operatives in the area ran away abandoning their station and duty post. They also removed their uniforms and took cover in nearby bushes and houses.
IsL source also gathered that some drivers were reported to have abandoned Onitsha- Owerri expressway as filling stations along the road abruptly closed down to avoid stray bullets incident.
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However, at the time of filing this report, all efforts to reach the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, were futile as was not able to take his calls or respond to text message on the incident.
Meanwhile, a source within the police high ranking confirmed the attack.
The source said, “I’ve not heard of any death but I can tell you there were casualties during the gun battle.”