Gunmen have attacked a Police station in Atani, the headquarters of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The armed men, it was learnt arrived the area at about 1:30am on Wednesday, and immediately opened fire on the Police facility.
The source said four Police officers reportedly lost their lives in the attack.
State Police Command’s Spokesman DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the attack, saying in a telephone conversation that,
“The hoodlums came around 1 a.m., and unlucky for us, four police operatives paid the supreme price.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng on hearing of the attack immediately mobilized men of the command from various units to the area.
“The hoodlums were still there when the CP personally led men of the command to the affected area, and the timely arrival saved the day and the hoodlums were successfully repelled, and the facility was saved.
“We have commenced intelligence already, and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack,” Ikenga said.