Armed Men Raid Police Station, Axe DPO, 4 Others

Armed men num­bering about 16, on Sunday, in­vaded the Ogidi Police station in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Hassan Musa and four other police men with axes and machetes.

The armed men who allegedly tied white band on their heads when they stormed the Police sta­tion at about 9pm, were said to have over pow­ered the armed police men at the gate before gaining entrance into the station.

They made straight for the counter where they met the DPO standing and attending to official matter.

They immediately hacked the DPO with an axe on his shoulder and hand. He collapsed, while the attackers turned on and inflicted similar axe injuries on four other po­licemen, leaving them in pools of their own blood as they fled the scene.

The DPO is currently placed on danger list at a Mission hospital in Ogidi where he was rushed to when he collapsed, while the other four injured po­lice men received treat­ment for their wounds

Luck however ran out on one of the assailants as he was shot on the leg when they were escap­ing and arrested by the police.