The police in Anambra on Sunday confirmed that unknown gun men attacked policemen in the state killing one of the officers and snatching his rifle.
The Police however noted that the attack had nothing to do with a church.
Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar said it was not true that the gunmen on struck at the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State.
Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkiru Nwode said the attack was on policemen who were on foot patrol along Oguta road in the commercial city of the state.
She said the attackers were hoodlums who disguised themselves as masquerades to dispossess innocent citizens of their belongings and in the process killed a police man and injured some others.
Initial reports had it that the gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, but on sighting some policemen at the church, opened fire on them.
“When the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety.
“The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed”.
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