Security operatives, Saturday, killed five suspected members of unknown gunmen in Anambra State.
This was contained in a release by the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, made available to Adadainfo in Awka weekend.
DSP Ikenga stated that the operations that led to their deaths were a joint operation conducted by the military and the police.
Our correspodent gathered that the incident happened at Umuona, Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Ikenga said one grey Toyota Venza jeep with reg number KRD 344 BT was recovered from the suspects.
The release read, “This followed a distress call at about 10:30am today 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 bullet wounds in a dark blue Lexus 470 jeep without a plate number.”
The state commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng, charged 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.
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