Two NSCDC officers killed, loaded rifles carted away by gunmen in Anambra

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The Anambra State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has confirmed the killing of two of its officers and the carting away of loaded rifles during an attack by gunmen in the state.

The incident was confirmed on Friday by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer in the state, Okadigbo Edwin, who said that the incident happened in Nneyi, Umueri in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the officers on duty engaged the gunmen in a duel and at the end of the melee, two officers of the corps that sustained gunshot injury from the incident lost their lives.

 

He said; “Some yet-to-be identified hoodlums attacked the Civil Defence outpost in Nneyi, Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state, shooting indiscriminately.

“The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel. At the end of the melee, two officers of the corps that sustained gunshot injury from the incident lost their lives.

“Regrettably, their rifles were carted away after which the official vehicle was set ablaze.

“The State Commandant, David Bille, has activated all apparatus in conjunction with sister security agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident,” Edwin concluded.

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