Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the killing of five hoodlums believed to be among the dreaded unknown gunmen terrorizing the state.
The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said a joint Security Forces comprising the Military, Police, and other security agencies neutralized the unknown gunmen in Umuona, Isuofia, Aguata LGA Anambra State.
“This followed a distress call at about 10:30am today (Saturday) 12/11/2022 along Afor Market in Isuofia, where some hoodlums, attacked a security checkpoint in the area.
“The Joint Forces from FOB Aguata responded swiftly, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and neutralized five of the armed men while others escaped with dark blue Lexus 470 jeep without plate number from scene with bullet wounds.”
According to Ikenga, the security operatives recovered one grey Toyota Venza jeep with Reg. No. KRD 344 BT.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Of Police CP Echeng Echeng, while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo against onslaught on criminal elements, ordered that patrols be intensified and improved operational positioning, to respond to distress calls in the State.