A Naval checkpoint located near Enamel Ware Junction on Onitsha-Owerri Highway in Anambra State has been attacked by unknown gunmen.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen on Wednesday by the public relations officer of the Anambra Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga.
The Polic spokesperson however failed to comment on the number of persons killed (if any) or injuries sustained during the attack.
He narrated that the Police sent a response team to the scene after a distress call was received on the attack and sporadic shootings in the area.
“On receipt of the Information, a response team was sent there to repel the attack.
“However, ongoing investigations revealed that the hoodlums arrived at the checkpoint in an unmarked tinted vehicle,” he said.
Ikenga added that investigations are ongoing to identify and arrest the hoodlums responsible for the attack.
In a related development, the Akwa Ibom Police Command has confirmed the killing of two police officers by unknown gunmen in the state.
The gunmen who attacked the Ika divisional headquarters in the state also burnt down a police patrol vehicle.
The incident was confirmed on Wednesday by the Akwa Ibom police spokesperson, Odiko Macdon.
The spokesperson added that the gunmen who arrived on motorcycles on Tuesday, attempted to burn down the station but were repelled by officers on the ground.