Nnobi Attack: Anambra CP Olofu dispatches Police crack team for on the spot assessment


The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP Tony Olofu has dispatched Police crack team led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police to the scene of the attack by yet to be identified gunmen for on-the-spot assessment.

The gunmen violently attacked unsuspecting members of the public at about 7.40mp on Sunday along Afor Nnobi market.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the development in a statement in Awka on Monday observed that the team was to identify and apprehend the hoodlums and bring them to book.

“Preliminary investigations reveal on above mention time and date, the attackers using a Toyota Sienna vehicle and a shuttle bus shot and attacked the unsuspecting members on transit along Afor Nnobi Market.

“The victims were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty. The dead were later identified as one Johnbosco Ojokwu, ‘M,’ 33yrs, Rapuluchukwu Ugoeze, ‘M’, 30yrs and Chukwuemeka Nwokebagu, ‘M’, 31yrs. The hoodlums also set ablaze one shuttle bus, one Toyota Sienna and a Toyota hilux”, he said.

He quoted the CP as describing the attack as unfortunate while calling on anyone with useful information to aid the ongoing investigation to come forward adding that confidentiality was guaranteed.

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