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Police Kill 4 Unknown Gunmen, Recover Weapons

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Anambra State Police Command has neutralised no fewer than four gunmen who attacked Aguata and Neni Police Divisional Headquarters in Aguata and Anaocha Local Government Areas of the state respectively.

In a statement which was made available to The Eastern Updates, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga revealed that the command also recovered some weapons used by the armed hoodlums during the attacks.

He further said that some of the armed hoodlums escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries which they sustained during the heavy gun battles with gallant policemen.

The PPRO said that the attacks on the two divisional police headquarters took place on Sunday night, adding that there was no casualty on the part of the police.

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‘The operatives demobilized four of the armed hoodlums and recovered 17 pieces of 7.62mm live ammunition for AK 47 rifle, 107 pieces of expended 7.62mm ammunition for AK47 rifle, 7 pieces of expended cartridges for pump-action, 10 pieces of expended 7.62mm long for Lar rifle, one big hammer, 3 phones and a wallet containing IDs and some ATM cards.

‘Preliminary information reveals that one out of the four demobilized miscreants, now late Mr Onyebuchi Okoye ‘M’ 34 years, 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 Neni division, the gunmen fled the scene due to the superior fire of the police operatives on duty. Both stations are intact and no arm was lost’, the statement partly read.

Ikenga said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Echeng Echeng, had charged the police officers to sustain the tempo of the onslaught against criminals in the state.

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