The Police Operatives decisively dealt with the assailants.
An attack by gunmen on Nteje divisional headquarters, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, was on Thursday foiled by state police command.
It was learnt that the police intervention followed a distress call by the station which came under attack by a deadly gang in the early hours of Thursday.
Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, reportedly led the operation against the attack at about 3 am. Where one of the gunmen was killed and the other gang members fled the scene.
Items recovered by the operatives included one type O6 rifle, one magazine and 53 live ammunition of 5.56mm and charms.
“The Police Operatives decisively dealt with the assailants.
“During the gun duel, one of the gunmen was neutralised and due to the superior fire of the Police operatives, the other assailants fled the scene. The station was secured and all police operatives and arms are intact
“The CP, while reiterating that the Command will not relent in delivering on its mandate on the protection of life and properties, commended the officers and men of the Command for their perseverance and painstaking efforts to weed out all criminal elements in the State,” a statement by the Command said.