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According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Unknown Gunmen on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, attacked the rally center of the ruling party in Anambra State. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) party, venue for their rally in Ihiala Local Government Area of the State, came under fierce attack. Unknown gunmen reported arrived at the Odonata Primary school in Motorcycles, and three vehicles and unleashed chaos.
An eyewitness who saw the event unfold said a combined team of Policemen and Soldiers fought gallantly to repel the attack. The witness said the attackers were repelled with heavy gunfire and were overpowered as they fled into the premises of Our Lady Lourdes Hospital which is directly opposite the campaign ground. The eyewitness said the security personnel exhibited gallantry, and that if the gunmen didn't enter the hospital which is a delicate place to shoot at, the gunmen would have been eliminated.
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The security forces recovered, the three vehicles and the motorcycles the attackers used to storm the venue, and also went after the attackers in search of them within the area. After the attack, the Anambra State, Police Command, has requested the people in the area to look out for people with gunshot wounds and report them. The Police also asked hospitals and health care facilities in both Ihiala Local Government Area and neighboring communities in the state to report patients with gun wounds to security agencies.
The candidate of the APGA party who is set to represent the party on the November 6 gubernatorial election, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo commended the effort of the security personnel for their gallantry to fight the attackers. Soludo disclosed that the security men and women in the state lay down their lives, due to the support they receive from the state government. He added that security operatives should exhibit professionalism as days draw close for the Anambra State election.
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The APGA candidate, sympathize with those who suffered casualties from the attack, he also urged the perpetrators of the violent acts to led down their arms, and they should opt for dialogue in resolving the difference they have against the government. The governor of the state, Willie Obiano also commended the security operatives for their exhibition of gallantry. The governor said the response of the security operatives shows professionalism and patriotism to the state.
The effort of the security operatives is also very laudable because if attacks, continue to fail in this same manner, then in no time, the incessant attacks in the state, will have to end. The people of Anambra State should also assist the Police, by fishing the criminals out of wherever they are hiding, or give the police useful information that will help apprehend them.
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