Gunmen have attacked operatives of the Anambra Vigilante Services, killing three.
The incident happened in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state on Thursday morning at about 2 am.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the operatives at the local government secretariat while also beheading one of the slain operatives.
A source said the gunmen also used improvised explosive devices (IED) to burn down about five buildings in the area.
Police authorities in Anambra State confirmed the incident to journalists, saying that its men were alerted and that one of the gunmen was killed by police operatives when confronted.
A spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said: “Following the Police/Military operations ongoing in Ihaila and its neighbouring town, operatives responded to a distress call at about 2:55 am.
“The attack was on Ihiala local government headquarters, and one of the attacker was neutralized, and operatives recovered two locally made IED luncher, seven undenoted IED, 40 pieces of live cartridges, 15 live 7.62MM Ak47 ammunition, knives, charms, and other dangerous weapons.”
Ikenga said as at the time police operatives responded to the call; the attackers had already murdered three vigilante operatives on duty and beheaded one while setting five buildings ablaze with IED and petrol bombs.
He said: “The joint force operatives engaged the arsonist/attackers and obstructed them from causing further damages, while some escaped with bullet wounds.
“The bodies of the victims were recovered and joint operations are still ongoing. Further development shall be communicated.”
Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]
Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.
The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.
Recall that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.
Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.
There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.
DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.
Watch video below:
Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri
Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.
The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.
The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.
Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.
The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.
They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.
Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta
A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”
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