In a commendable operation on October 16, 2023, the Rapid Response Squad in Awkuzu, under the Anambra State Police Command, successfully thwarted a planned robbery along the Ebenebe-Achalla Road in Awka North LGA.
While conducting an Anti-Kidnapping Patrol, alert citizens informed the police about the presence of two armed individuals traveling on a motorcycle along this route. The vigilant operatives promptly initiated pursuit.
Confronting the criminal gang in their intended robbery location, the police encountered resistance as the culprits attempted to engage them in a firefight. However, the well-prepared officers swiftly gained the upper hand, compelling the criminals to abandon their firearms and escape into the nearby woods.
Subsequent search efforts in the area led to the recovery of two AK-47 rifles, loaded with multiple rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, along with expended rounds.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, praised the team for their bravery and urged them to intensify their proactive operations in the region until all criminal elements disturbing the peace of citizens in that part of the State are completely eradicated.