Two gunmen operating near Obosi Town along Nkpor Road within Idemili North Local Government Area were slain by Anambra Police Command Operatives.
This is said in a statement given to Hybrid News Nigeria by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer.
“Anambra State Police Operatives while on patrol along Obosi Nkpor road by Obosi town hall at about 11:39pm on 26/6/2022, accosted a gang of armed men in white Toyota Hiace bus, red Toyota Corolla and a motorcycle”
“The Operatives engaged the armed men in a gun battle, neutralized two of the hoodlums and recovered one pump action, one locally fabricated pistol and red Toyota Corolla with reg nos. AKD 303 DW. During the gun duel with the hoodlums, the superior fire power of the Operatives made the assailants flee the scene with the Toyota Hiace bus and a motorcycle”
Meanwhile, Police has intensified patrol in the area and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls especially aimed at arresting other fleeing gang members,” Ikenga said.
Another development was that, according to the spokesperson, “Operations at around 11 p.m. on June 26, 2022, while on patrol along central school road, Umusiomen Nkpor, Ogidi, recovered a white Mercedes Benz 350 with registration number RSH 836 BE suspected to have been abandoned by criminal elements.
“Also, Police Operatives at about 4:30pm on 28/6/2022 rescued two suspects namely: one Okoye Stephen aged 19years and Chukwuemeka Nwudo age 27 years from mob action along Zik’s Avenue Awka.
The suspects were caught armed with a locally made pistol, in attempt to dispossess a young lady of her cash, after withdrawing money from ATM. The suspects were already beaten to stupor by the angry mob before police rescued them. The Operatives also recovered one locally made pistol and one live cartridge from the criminals.