Four Suspected Hoodlums Killed As Police Repel Attacks On Anambra Formations

Kenechukwu Ofomah

Kenechukwu Ofomah

Four suspected hoodlums have been killed in a gun duel with operatives of the Anambra State Police Command following attempted attacks on Police Divisional Headquarters at Aguata and Neni in Anambra State.

The suspected hoodlums were allegedly killed following their attack on the police formation at Ekwulobia in Aguata Council Area of Anambra State.

According to the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, the Operatives demobilized four of the armed hoodlums and recovered 17pieces of 7.62mm live ammunition for AK- 47rifle, 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 ID’s and some ATM cards.

Ikenga said preliminary information revealed that one out of four demobilized miscreants, now late, Mr 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 a felony and unlawful possession of firearms under section 495 of the criminal code and on 21st of January, 2022, he was granted bail by the Court,” Ikenga revealed.

He said also at Neni division, the gunmen fled the scene due to the superior firepower of the police operatives on duty.

According to him, both stations are intact and no arm was lost.

The Anambra Police spokesperson said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has charged police operatives of the command to sustain and increase the tempo of the onslaught against crime in the state.

“The CP gave this charge today while reacting to the successful repeal of the attacks in the late hours of yesterday on Aguata and Neni Divisional Headquarters.

“The CP 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,” he said.

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