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Police kill 4 gunmen in Anambra

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Echeng Echeng has charged Police Operatives of the Command to sustain and increase the tempo of the onslaught against crime in the State.

He gave the charge while reacting to the successful repeal of an attack in the late hours of Sunday on Aguata and Neni Divisional Headquarters.

The Operatives demobilize 4 of the armed hoodlums and recovered 17pcs of 7.62mm live ammunition four Ak 47 rifles, 107 pics of expended 7.62mm ammunition.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga says other items recovered include 7 pieces of expended cartridges for pump-action, 10 pics of expended 7.62mm long for Lar rifle, one big hammer, 3 phones and a wallet containing ID’s and some ATM cards.

It says preliminary information reveals that one out of the four demobilized miscreants, Onyebuchi Okoye “M” 34years, who led the attack on Aguata Divisional headquarters was arrested earlier on 4th November 2021 with a revolver pistol and six 9mm ammunition by Police Operatives.

He was charged to court for conspiracy to commit felony and unlawful possession of firearms under section 495 of the criminal code and on 21/01/2022 was granted bail by the Court.

Also in the Neni division, the gunmen fled the scene due to the superior fire of the police operatives on duty.

The release confirms that both stations are intact and no arm was lost.

The Commissioner of Police while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Command towards weeding out unrepentant criminal elements, enjoins law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and continue to support the Command in the fight against acts of crime and criminality.

Reporting bu Uche Ndeke; Editing by Abdullah Lamino