Gunmen associated to be aggressors with the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) held the guard of Lead representative Willie Obiano of Anambra State prisoner on Tuesday.
The occurrence occurred as the aggressors disturbed the mission rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odata Auxiliary School in Ihiala Neighborhood Government Space of the State.
“The governor’s convoy was held for about one hour, while there were gunshots all over,” a resident told newsmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that there was attack in Ihiala.
In a statement, Ikenga said operatives of Anambra Police Command repelled the attack at Odata.
According to him, exhibits recovered from the attackers were One AK 47 rifle, Two Magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition, One lexus 350 jeep, one Rav 4 jeep, one Mercedes Benz and a Toyota Corolla.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that the hoodlums started shooting sporadically when they arrived Odata Secondary School but security operatives took control.
He said that normalcy has been restored in the area and operations is ongoing for possible arrest of the fleeing gang members.
Reacting to the attack, the Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Mr. C.Don Adunuba, said a combined team of policemen and soldiers repelled the attack.
In the interim, Obiano has lauded cops and warriors who repulsed the assault.