Anambra State was thrown into panic again on Sunday morning 19th September 2021, as unknown gunmen reportedly killed three policemen in Awada area of Onitsha and also set their vehicle ablaze.
Many other persons were said to have sustained various degree of injuries during the attack.
Sources said that the incident happened around 9.00am when some worshipper were rushing to their different churches.
An eyewitness claimed that policemen always station their vehicle at the junction on daily basis as a security post and are known to brazenly extort motorists thereby causing traffic hold up in the area.
Another source however said that the police presence in the area has helped the people of the area who were daily living in fear of the men of the underworld who strike at will there.
As at the time of filing this report, there was palpable tension in the area as combined security agencies have moved in.
When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Anambra State police command, Tochukwu Ikenga(DSP) said that he has not gotten detailed report about the incident. (Source: the dailyvendor)