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Two policemen killed in Anambra

The Police command in Anambra state has confirmed the death of two officers involved in an attack by armed men in Azia, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ikenga Tochukwu says the Command was not responsible for the murder of a 20-year old lady in the area as alleged in some quarters.

The Command condoles with the deceased family, and promised to end security concerns in the affected area of the State.

According to the statement, a Police escort team comprising seven policemen and three civilian drivers traveling through the Azia/Osumoghu road were ambushed by armed men, in the attack two police officers were killed.

Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng immediately ordered a rescue and recovery operation for the missing officer and stolen weapons.

It assures that the Command in synergy with sister security forces and host communities will work together to put an end to insecurity in that part of the state.

Reporting by Uche Ndeke; editing by Adeniyi Bakare