ANAMBRA UNDER SIEGE: LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS DESTROYED WITH IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVES, (IED).
Three Vigilantes killed, One Beheaded, As Police Neutralize One Of The Gunmen, Office’s In LGA Torched.
As Ugwumba Gburugburu Ndigbo, Hon. Sammy Uchenna Charles Call’s for urgent action against the perpetrators of such dastard acts on the administrative hub of Ihiala.
By Charles Edet
natiotionaldetectivemagazine.com.ng, January 13th, 2023
Three Vigilantes were killed, with one beheaded by gunmen, paving way to their bombing the headquarters of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, South-East Nigeria.
A source said the incident took place at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, 12th of January 2023.
The gunmen according to the source had with them Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) thrown into the Council Headquarters, thereby destroying several buildings.
A member of the community, who requested for anonymity, told our reporter that the bombs damaged targeted offices by the gunmen inside the local government secretariat.
Outrageously, the gunmen reportedly beheaded one of the three vigilante personnels whom it is suspected must have resisted the nocturnal attack by the criminals, reasoned the source.
Reacting to the news, Ugwumba Gburugburu Ndi Igbo, Hon. Dr. Sammy Uchenna Charles, during a phone conversation with National Detective Magazine from his European base, condemned the attack in its totality, calling for urgent action against the perpetrators of such dastard acts on the local administrative hub of Ihiala.
“ The action of the unknown gunmen is totally condemned, its not acceptable and must not be allowed to rear its head further, nor repeat again in the entire land of Ihiala and Anambra State in its entirety.
Sammy Charles Called On security Agencies to urgently fish-out the perpetrators of the dastardly act on the administrative hub of Ihiala.
“ I weep, for Anambra, South East and Nigeria in general , it was not like this before, we must all agree in unison to rise and diminish this criminal action against humanity.
“ I commiserate with the families of the fallen galant vigilante personnels, and pray for the repose of their souls. I wish to call on security Agencies to go all out and unravel the culprits and bring them to the scrutiny of the law and it’s ascribed punishment “ said Sammy Charles.
The Ugwumba Ndi Igbo Gburugburu, regretted that the security Agencies, seem to be handling the issues of insecurity with kids glove, he emphasized that: “ the security agencies should wake up from their slumber, and rise to face the challenges posed by the rampaging criminals, in the name of unknown gunmen, and demystify them.”
In a press statement issued by the Anambra State Police Command Spokesperson, a Deputy Superintendent of Police,(DSP) Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
DSP Ikenga, said police operatives arrived in the area in response to a distress call at 2:55 a.m.
He said the gunmen had already killed the three vigilante operatives and beheaded one of them before the arrival of the police operatives.
Five buildings in the local government secretariat were torched by the unknown gunmen with IEDs and some petrol bombs, Ikenga said.
The buildings affected by the IED and petrol bomb fire include the administrative block of the council headquarters, a primary healthcare office and an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Others are the office of the National Youth Service Corps, an education office, and office of the National Civil Defense.
“One of the gunmen was neutralized,” said the police spokesperson, he added that the presence of the operatives prevented the attackers from executing all their evil motives.