By Famous Ozobo
Suspected bandits have invaded the army checkpoint on Saturday in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to Dailypost, the bandits in a large number swooped on the soldiers with wielded automatic rifles, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. The source said the soldiers repelled the attack after a fierce gunfight put up by the soldiers.
The bandits reportedly arrived at the checkpoint with about four exotic automobiles to attack the soldiers.
“They confronted the soldiers for over 10 minutes, causing residents of the area to scamper for safety, and after a long shooting match, the men overpowered the soldiers, and they had to withdraw.
“The men did not cover their faces, and they were shouting on top of their voices, asking that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, be released.
“We saw them, some people even tried to make videos, but everyone was afraid not to be spotted and shot,” according to the source.
However, the Spokesman of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga has confirmed the incident as he condemned it vehemently.
According to him, “Generally speaking, any attack on any security agent is a threat to the soul of a nation. Yes, there was a shooting incident at a checkpoint in Agulu but the information is still sketchy.”