Anambra State Police Command and other security agencies have repelled an attack on their combined convoy at Afor Ñnobi junction, in Idemmili North local government area.
The combined security team who were on a public confidence building patrol drove from Awka to Onitsha, Upper Iwka, Nkpor, Obosi, Owerri Road before moving down to Nnobi junction where unidentified gunmen confronted the tactic convoy.
The gun battle between the hoodlums and security operatives took the entire market area unawares as everybody including journalists on the convoy scampered for safety.
The security operatives made of the; Nigerian Police, Army, Navy, NDLEA, NSCDC, Immigration , DSS, repelled the attack that lasted for two hours .
4 of the hoodlums were killed during the gun battle while 2 officers were injured and taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng who led the tactic combined team spoke with journalists after inspecting scene of another failed attempt by the hoodlums at Umunze in Orumba South local government area of Anambra State.
Mr Echeng also called on residents to ignore threats and be out on the November 6, to exercise their civic responsibility without fear as proper security had been put in place to secure lives and property during and after the election.
Radio Nigeria correspondent who was on the security convoy reports that a similar attack was also repelled at Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area by another team of joint security operatives. on the same day.
Reporting by Uche Ndeke; editing by Muzha Kucha