Police officials have confirmed that four people including vigilantes were killed and five buildings were burnt in an attack by gunmen on the headquarters of Ihiala Local
Government Area of Anambra State. The council headquarters had also been bombed by the assailants.
The gunmen had allegedly attacked the local government secretariat with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) around 3 am on Thursday, burning about five buildings and killing four persons.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer,
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said the police received distress calls and mobilized men of the command to counter the attackers but he also said that one of the attacking gunmen had been killed by police personnel.