GUNMEN has attacked Odata Secondary School in Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was gathered that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was preparing to hold a political rally in the area when the gunmen visited the area.
A source said Governor Willy Obiano was in the area in his convoy when the attackers struck.
“The Governor’s convoy was held for about one hour, while gunshot was racheting everywhere in the area,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer confirmed that there was an attack in Ihiala.
“The attack happened at Odata Center School beside St. Martins Catholic Church, Ihiala. It happened at about 9:30am.
“We recovered one Ak 47 riffle, two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition and a Toyota Hilux vehicle form the attackers.
“The Police and Military are currently on ground now while mop up operations is ongoing. Normalcy has since returned to the area,” PPRO Ikenga said.
When our correspondent enquired from the Anambra State Commisioner for Information, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, he confirmed that there was an incident, asking for sometime to be able to send an official release.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID