Two persons belonging to a criminal syndicate have been killed during a gun duel in Anambra State.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred on 7/5/2023 by 8:45pm.
According to the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, “The operatives, while on a routine patrol along Nkpor, Idemili North LGA, intercepted a gang of four operating in an unregistered black Lexus SUV, recovered two locally made explosives, one Ak47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four Ak47 magazines, charms and other incriminating items.”
He further said that, “The operatives, during the gun duel with the criminals, demobilized two of the gang members, while two others escaped. Efforts are already emplaced to arrest other fleeing gang members.”
In another development, police operatives at Azu Ogbunike, Oyi LGA of Anambra State, on the same day, arrested another gang of armed robbers while they were vandalizing a truck suspected to have been stolen.
Police gave their names as Nwusulor Fidelis, 51; Iloegunam Amobi, 44; Solomon Akpagu, 51, and Chidiebere Innocent, 28.
The state PPRO stated that, “They all confessed to the crime, and are currently helping the police with information on other syndicate members that dispossessed innocent drivers of their trucks before bringing them to their criminal hideout at Azu Ogbunike.”