Gunmen on Monday reportedly attacked Nnewi Police Area Command, Anambra State, carting away some arms.
There was heavy gunfire between the armed criminals and Police officers, causing pandemonium amongst residents of the industrial city.
According to reports, the gunmen, who stormed the area around noon with seven vehicles, engaged the Police in a gun duel that last for one hour. An eyewitness said the gunmen overpowered the police and carted away weapons.
He however said no casualty was recorded in the incident.
“Even though reinforcement from the Navy arrived the scene shortly after, the gunmen had left before their arrival. Efforts to pursue them were unsuccessful,” he added. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the attack was repelled by the police operatives.
The PPRO told Newsmen in Awka that operatives successfully repelled the attackers who came in vehicles in the afternoon.
According to him, the police and other security agencies in the area are currently there to ensure that adequate security and the situation is was under control.