Nnewi Police Area Command, Anambra State, was reportedly attacked by gunmen on Monday, who took some weapons.
Gunmen and police fired heavy shots during the incident, which caused pandemonium among residents in the industrial city.
One hour was spent by the gunmen engaged in a gun duel with the police after storming the area with seven vehicles around noon.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen overpowered the police and fled with their weapons.
However, he said that no casualties were reported in the incident.
“Although the Navy arrived at the scene shortly afterwards, the gunmen had already left before they arrived. “We didn’t succeed in pursuing them,” he added.
A police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, said he had not yet received the report.