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9 Home-Made Bombs Recovered From Suspects In Anambra

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The Joint Security Force in Anambra State has confirmed the extension of its manhunt for criminals attacking security formations in the state to Ogbaru forest.

SP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, disclosed this in a statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates on Thursday.

According to him, troops of the Nigerian Army and the Navy lent considerable firepower to the operation which completely routed the hoodlums from their hideouts in the forest.

“Several camps were found and destroyed during the operation which lasted several hours.

“Nine Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered from the camps were safely defused by Police Bomb Squad,” he said.

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The spokesperson said that the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the military for its steadfastness in supporting the fight against criminality.

Adeoye thanked the Department of Security Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and various Vigilante groups across the state for their wonderful synergy that is yielding results.

He also warned cultists running amok in the state capital to be aware that their days are numbered.

The statement said that security officers will not fold their hands and watch cultists destabilise the state in the name of cult rivalry leading to fatalities.

In another report, tragedy struck in Awka, Anambra State yesterday as suspected cult members perpetrate a fatal attack, resulting in the death of a prominent young man and injuries to several others.

The tragic event unfolded on Tuesday evening at the junction near the temporary site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in the capital city.

According to information gathered by The Eastern Updates, the victim was reportedly affiliated with one of the groups responsible for the recent spate of violence in Awka over the past month. The ongoing cult conflict in Awka has resulted in the deaths of at least 14 young individuals, including on Easter day.

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