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Security operatives kill 5 gunmen in Anambra

Security forces in Anambra state say they have killed 5 gunmen in Umuona, Isuofia, Aguata local government areas of Anambra State.

A statement from Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga says the security a grey Toyota Venza with registration number KRD 344 BT was recovered by the security operatives.

The statement the development was sequel to a distress call at about 10.30 am on Saturday from Afor Market, Isuofia, where some hoodlums, attacked a security checkpoint in the area.

According to the document, the Joint from FOB Aguata responded swiftly, and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, killing 5 of the armed men while others escaped with bullet wounds in a dark blue Lexus 470 SUV which was without a plate number.

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo against onslaught on criminal elements, ordered patrols to be intensified and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls in the State.

Writing by Uche Ndeke; Editing by Muzha Kucha