Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the Atani Police Station in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing four policemen, including a female cop on duty.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the attack.
He said, “The hoodlums came around 1am, 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 as the hoodlums were successfully repelled and the facility was saved.
“We have commenced intelligence gathering already and we hope to unravel the persons behind the attack.”
Anambra is one of the hotbeds for gunmen in South-Eastern region of Nigeria with reports of attacks.