By Ikenga Tochukwu
Anambra State Security Forces comprising of the Military and Police, neutralized two gunmen, recovered four automatic pump action, one cutlass, one ash color Lexus jeep 350 with registration number KJA- 666HE, one white Toyota hilux jeep without registration number, one white Toyota Corolla with registration number HAL- 732RF, one Highlander jeep, four motorcycles without registration number.
The recovery is following a distress call at about 9:30a.m on 23/7/2022 along Onitsha/Owerri expressway, junction leading to Okija Nkwo Market, where some hoodlums, blocked the road and were robbing/extorting motorist.
The Joint Forces responded swiftly, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, neutralized one of the armed men while others escaped the scene with bullet wounds.
In another development, Police Operatives at about 3:30p.m on same date while on clearance operation sighted, another criminal gang at Nkwo Market Okija, harassing sellers/buyers and residents in the area.
The Operatives engaged the armed men in a gun duel.
One of the suspects was neutralized and two automatic pump action and one marchet recovered while others fled the scene.
No casualty on part of the Operatives and the situation has been brought under control.
Meanwhile, Operation is still ongoing to apprehend the other fleeing gang members.
The Commissioner Of Police, CP Echeng Echeng while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo against onslaught on criminal elements, ordered patrols be intensified and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls in the State.
@views exclusive rights: DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO, Anambra State Police Command, July 24, 2022.