Gunmen on Sunday attacked the office of the Department of State Services and the Federal Road Safety Corps in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Reports indicate that two people were killed as the gunmen drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles, stopped at Emecourt Road Junction where they released some gunshots which made passersby to scamper for safety, before they headed to the offices to attack.
They later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road as military armoured vehicle later surfaced and drove round town passing through Emecourt Road, but there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed that there was an incident in Nnewi, but refused to state categorically the offices involved.
He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd October 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.