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How Gunmen Used Tactical Intelligence To Escape During Attack On Gov Obiano

How Gunmen Used Tactical Intelligence
OpenLife Nigeria reports that gunmen suspected to be militants of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) held the convoy of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State hostage on Tuesday.
Reports said that the incident of how gunmen unleashed terror on Ihiala happened as the attackers disrupted the campaign rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odata Secondary School in Ihiala Local Government Area of the State.
The governor’s convoy was held for about one hour and there were gunshots all over the place, according to eyewitness accounts.
However, what baffling lots of party supporters were the inability of the heavily armed security personnel around the governor to outsmart the gunman and probably gun them down.
Reacting to this worrisome bent of the attack, Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Mr. C.Don Adunuba, said a combined team of policemen and soldiers repelled the attack.
According to him, gunmen came on various motorcycles and in three vehicles, namely, a Toyota Lexus 350 ES with registration number EKY 765 EX, Toyota RAV4 with number JJJ 434FP and a Ford van whose number could not be ascertained at the time of this report because it caught fire during the exchange of bullets between the gunmen and security forces.
He said the gunmen, unable to withstand the superior firepower of the security operatives ran into the premises of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, which is directly opposite the campaign ground.
“If the gunmen had not run into the hospital which is a very delicate place to shoot any person, the security men would have gunned all of them down them,” he said.
He said the Anambra State Police Command has requested the people in the area to help lookout for people with gunshots and report them.
He also asked hospitals and other health facilities in both Ihiala Local Government Area and neighbouring communities in Imo State to report persons with gunshot injuries.

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