Security Forces in Anambra State comprising of the Military and Police have neutralized two gunmen.
The operation saw the recovery of four automatic pump action, one cutlass, one ash color Lexus jeep 350 with reg. nos KJA- 666HE, one white Toyota hilux jeep without reg nos., one white Toyota Corolla with reg. nos. HAL- 732RF, one Highlander jeep, four motorcycles without reg. nos.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the PPRO, Anambra State Police Command, on Sunday.
According to Tochukwu, the recovery followed a distress call at about 9:30am on Saturday along Onitsha/Owerri Expressway, junction leading to Okija Nkwo Market.
He said security operatives who sighted some hoodlums robbing motorists after blocking the road engaged them in a gun duel and neutralized one of them while others escaped the scene with bullet wounds.
He added,”In another development, Police Operatives at about 3:30pm on the 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 the onslaught on criminal elements, ordered patrols be intensified and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls in the State.”