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Police Neutralise Four Gunmen In Anambra

Nigeria Police

May 23, (THEWILL) – Operatives of the Anambra Police Command have neutralised four gunmen suspected to be part of those terrorising the state.

They were neutralised at Umuchu community in Aguata Local Government Area of the state, during a gun battle.

The State Police boss, Echeng Echeng, made this known on Monday, during a press briefing held at the command’s headquarters in Amawbia, Awka South LGA.

Echeng, who said the police acted on information released to them by a concerned citizen in Umunze community, Orumba South LGA, explained that his men trailed the gunmen from Umunze to Umuchu, where an exchange of gunfire ensued.

“Last Monday, just a phone call by a concerned citizen, I don’t know him up till now, he told me that bad boys using Hummer Jeep were operating in Umunze. And I followed it immediately because I had a team that was close by.

“When the team left, he told me that they had left Umunze and entered Umuchu. He gave me a description and we attacked that place. When we got there, they exchanged fire with us and four of them were taken out.

“The Hummer bus is the one that is parked outside there. You see what information can do. We expect more from the communities”, said CP Echeng, who lamented that the police were not getting enough information from the people.

Echeng commiserated with the family and kinsmen of Okechukwu Okoye, who was murdered by gunmen last Saturday, after he was abducted on May 15, saying that the police would not leave any stone unturned in its efforts to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

Okoye represented Aguata II Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly. He was Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s kinsman. He was abducted alongside his aide, Cyril Chiegboka.

“Anambra State Police Command condemns this barbaric act by savages pretending to be fighting on behalf of the people. Indeed, the police, other security agencies and defenceless civilians have been at the receiving end of similar gruesome attacks in the past by these enemies of society and progress.

“The command will work in concert with sister security agencies to ensure that the mastermind and foot soldiers responsible for the heinous crime against the society are speedily brought to justice”, CP Echeng said.