Police operatives attached to Area Command Headquarters, Ihiala, Anambra State, working with operatives of Anambra State Vigilante in Okija, on 15/7/2023 recovered one HOWO trailer with Reg. No. Delta AKU 247 XB conveying 1000 bags of Bua cement.
This was stated by the Anambra State Police Command in a release by its public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga.
According to him, “Information revealed that the truck was hijacked at gunpoint by yet unidentified persons on 14/07/2023 at Obiliokite in Delta State.
“The armed criminals on sighting the joint patrol comprising the police and vigilantes along the Onitsha-Owerri expressway pulled off the road at Okija, abandoned the truck, and fled.”
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has ordered a manhunt for the gunmen. He called on locals within the area to help with any useful information to help in apprehending the fleeing suspects. He assured that any information given in this regard shall be treated with the confidentiality it deserves.
Ikenga stated that, “Members of the public who have useful information on criminals and/or their activities are encouraged to call the Control room number 07039194332. Also, the recovered consignment has been released to the rightful owner on the instruction of the commissioner of police.”