Gunmen suspected to be members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have killed four including security operatives in Aguluzigbo, Anaocha Local Government, Anambra State, South East Nigeria.
It was gathered that the attackers invaded the community on Tuesday morning and started shooting sporadically.
The hoodlums were said to have exchange gunfire with the security operatives in the area.
Simon Ekpa, the self-acclaimed disciple of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to report, the gun duel, which started in the morning, raged for several hours and sent panic in the area.
In a video obtained by DAILY GIST, a voice claiming to be the video shooter said, “You have seen what the unknown gunmen have done in Aguluzigbo now.”
When reached, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed an armed men attack in Aguluzigbo.
Although he didn’t confirm the killing, Ikenga noted that the police command had sent a re-enforcement to assist the state vigilante operatives to combat the hoodlums
He noted that he had yet to get a clear picture as to what happened but promised to get back our newspaper.
He said, “There is a little security account of some armed men and vigilantes at Aguluzigbo. I am aware that the security operatives and vigilantes confronted these armed men. Our operatives have gone there to support the vigilante.
“No information has been heard from but once I get a clear picture I will still let you know, our operatives are currently there supporting the vigilantes to make sure that peace returns to that place.”
Aguluzigbo is a town that comprises six villages including Iruowelle, Etuleze, Ihulu, Ufa, Ifite, and Nduana. It is bordered by seven towns and they are Agulu, Ora-eri, Akwaeze, Igbo-ukwu, Nanka, Obeledu, and Umuona.
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