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Tension mounts as gunmen, Police clash in Obiano’s Community

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By Esindu Jacobs

Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano’s community boils following the invasion of gunmen in the area Sunday morning.

The gunmen and security operatives engaged themselves in a gun duel that lasted for about one hour.

The reason for the invasion Sunday was not known as at the time of filing this report, but The Razor gathered it was a cult clash.

However, no fewer than 15 persons have been arrested following the gun battle between security operatives and gunmen in the area

The gunmen stormed Aguleri, Anambra East local government area of the State around 11am and shot none stop.

Though, no person was killed, according to The Razor sources, but some people were injured during the shootings .

The Razor further gathered that some policemen and gunmen were heavily injured during the gun battle.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident .

But debunked the claim that Policemen were injured, adding that they were not gunmen, rather, some cult groups

According to the PPRO, ” the situation has been brought under control, on the directive of the Commissioner of Police , Echeng Echeng.

“The deputy commissioner of Police in charge of operations, led police operatives to the scene and prevented the youths from attacking the police station.

We have made some arrests, infact, over 15 persons and recovered some dangerous weapons.

“Meanwhile other means of resolving the conflict is in placed and that is, to hear from the aggrieved youths.

We have also intensified patrols in the area, aimed at enhancing peace and safety please, adding that additional details would released later

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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