Gunmen suspected to be millitants of indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB have engaged operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in gun-duel.
As at the time of filling this report, two DSS officers have been killed in the attack, DAILY GIST has learnt.
According to reports, The officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign duty in Ekwulobia.
Videos showing the aftermath of the attack are circulating on social media.
The footages and photos show the extent of firepower against the security agents as bullets riddled windshields of vehicles.
Joint forces comprising the police and the military have taken over the area.
The bodies of the deceased were hurriedly taken away from the scene as several residents converged.
DAILY GIST could not immediately reached the Spokeperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya for comment on the incident
Anambra State recently has recorded widespread of violence in the buildup to the November governorship election
Gunmen had attacked the convoy of a federal lawmaker representing the state, Chris Emeka Azubogu.
A police officer and the driver of the lawmaker were killed while a police station was set on fire.
Azubogu, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) few hours before the incident, was not in the convoy when the assailant struck.
Two days before the attack, seven persons, including, Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of Dr Dora Akunyili, former Director-General of the National Agency for Food Administration and Drug Control (NAFDAC), were murdered in broad daylight by unknown gunmen
Dethroned traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri, Alex Edozieuno, was murdered weeks before the killing of Akunyili.
Edozieuno was killed along Ezu Bridge, Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra.
Andy Uba, governorship candidate of the APC in Anambra, on Saturday suspended the flag-off of his campaign due to the killings.
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on rampage not just in Anambra but across the South East.
Its however not clear if the killings in Anambra have political undertone or IPOB is behind them.
Currently, banners and bill boards bearing campaign massages are being pulled down while branded campaign vehicles are hardly seen on the streets.
Nigerian flags have also been removed in some public and government buildings for fear of the attack by gunmen.