Police have killed two gunmen and arrested members of a robbery ring in Anambra State.
According to a Tuesday statement from Anambra State Police Command spokesman Ikenga Tobechukwu, the development was the result of coordinated operations by officers of the Anambra State Police Command.
“These joint operations yielded a major positive development on 7/5/2023 by 8:45 pm. The operatives while on routine patrol along Usmusiome Nkpor, Idemili North LGA intercepted a gang of four operating in an unregistered black Lexus SUV, recovered two locally made explosives, one AK-47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four AK-47 magazines, charms, and other incriminating items,” the statement read.
“The operatives during the gun duel with the criminals demobilised two of the gang members, while two others escaped. Efforts are already emplaced to arrest other fleeing gang members.”
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He stated that earlier that day, police operatives in Azu Ogbunike, Oyi council area of the South-East state, apprehended members of a four-man armed robbery gang as they were vandalising a suspected stolen truck.
“They all confessed to the crime and they are currently helping the police with information on other syndicate members that dispossess innocent drivers of their trucks before bringing them to their criminal hideout at Azu Ogbunike,” the spokesman noted.