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Two Killed As Police Intercept Suspected Bandits In Imo


July 31, (THEWILL) – Operatives of the Imo Police Command have  killed two suspected bandits in a crossfire in Njaba Local Government Area on Saturday.

Commissioner of Police,  Imo Command, Abutu Yaro, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam, said one AK47 rifle and an operational vehicle were recovered from the bandits during the gun duel.

The statement reads: “On 31/7/2021 at about 0120 hours, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba town to launch an attack were intercepted by Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police.

“In the ensuing firefight, one of their operational vehicles was demobilised and two of them neutralised, and the remaining ones scampered into the bush.

“On searching the vehicle, one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with 10 rounds of live ammunition and a locally-made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.

“They detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices into the parking lots of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage.

“Meanwhile, cordon and pursuant exercise is ongoing in the area and members of the public residing in the area should not panic as the ongoing Police clearance operation is designed to root out violent criminals in that axis.

“Residents should avail Police with information of persons seen treating bullet wounds or hiding within the community.”