Following the attack at the Isuofia Civic Centre in which unknown assailants allegedly killed three police personnel guiding Professor Charles Soludo and others, the Anambra State Police Command has swung into action.
According to the DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr, PPRO, Anambra State Police Command,
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, *CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi*, in the evening hours of, 31st March, 2021, led a crack team of Police Operatives for on-the-spot assessment to the venue of a stakeholders/ community meeting at Isuofia Civic Centre in Aguata LGA, which came under attack same date at about 1730hrs, by a yet to be identified armed hoodlums.
“The assailants were resisted by security Operatives present at the event and in the ensuing gun duel, three (3) Police Operatives sustained severe gunshots injuries and were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while their corpses have been deposited in the mortuary.
“Following the incidence, the attackers abducted one *Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, Commissioner of Public and Utilities.* Meanwhile, one (1) person has been arrested in connection with the act.
“The Police Operatives led by the Command CP, visited the scene and also visited the Former CBN Governor to reinforce the security in his house and the Community entirely.
“In his response he thanked the Commissioner and his team for the quick response.
“To this end, the CP while condemning the act, commiserate with the family and friends of the Officers who paid the supreme Price, has ordered the immediate launch of a tacit investigation to unravel the mystery behind the incidence as well as bring perpetrators of the barbaric act to book. He also call on the good people of *Ndi Anambra* to join hands in the fight against Crime and Criminality.”
As part of update to the attack,
“Police Operatives attached to Anambra State Command today 1st April, 2021 have arrested four (4) additional suspects in connection to the recent attack and gruesome murder of three (3)Policemen at Isuofia Civic Center in Aguata LGA of Anambra State.
“The suspects are: Mbah Victor ‘M’ aged 30years, John Olisakwe ‘M’ aged 21years. Chigozie Omeh ‘M’ aged 20years and Emmanuel Nnobi ‘M’ aged 28years. The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of Commissioner for Public and Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne.* Which the Command is working assiduously to rescue.
“Consequently efforts are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices, unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to book.
“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi reiterates his commitment towards ensuring safety and security of Ndi Anambra and residence alike.”