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Enugu: 50 gunmen attack state house

Reports has it that 50 gunmen, who arrived in 7 buses attempted to attack Enugu State Government House in the early hours of Saturday, March 8th, but didn't succeed as security personnel attached to the Government House engaged them in a shoot out, preventing them from gaining entry.

One gunman was killed and three others arrested in the shootout that lasted till 4:30am but no security personnel was killed or injured, this is according to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sullivan Chime, Mr. Chukwudi Achife, who confirmed the incident.

“They carried flags with different inscriptions and insignia belonging to some secret cults.

They told the security men to open the gate claiming that they were at the government house on a protest. Sensing that there was danger, the security operatives rushed out only to see many of them with machetes, giving orders to their members to move into the government house."

The arrested gunmen have been handed over to the Enugu State Police Command.

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