ANAMBRA POLICE AMBUSH AND KILL 10 GUNMEN ..,Wipe out Criminal Hideouts and Their Camps.
By Charles Edet
CP, Echeng Eworo, Anambra State Commissioner of Police
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Eworo , has intensified operations against criminal elements in the state, especially the gunmen that has unleashed fear on the citizens and disrupting peace in the state.
Vexed by the incessant attacks of the gunmen on the police and innocent people of the state and most especially the most recent killing of two policemen, the command unleashed its attack that led to the killing of over 10 hoodlums and destroyed three camps reportedly said to be where criminals hide in Achalla, in Awka North Local Government Area of the state.
The Anambra Police Command spokesperson, Toochukwu Ikenga, told the press that the attack took place on Friday the 16th of July, 2022.
According to the police public relations officer, (PPRO), Mr Ikenga said the hoodlums had earlier captured and killed two policemen and a civilian, who is into car tracking and had joined the police in their operation to recover a stolen vehicle.
The Spokesman said the hoodlums had during the week murdered two policemen and the car tracker and went on to set their bodies ablaze.
Following the dastard act by the hoodlums, the Commissioner of Police ordered for a total hunt of the perpetrators of the murder.
The police reinforced and dislodged the criminals, leading to the killing of 10 of them, while many others escaped with serious bullet injuries.
In his statement, the PPRO said, “During the operation, the police recovered a human skull, one locally-made rocket propelled grenade launcher, two bombs, one single-barrelled long gun, and empty chain of bullets. Other items recovered from the criminals include one Toyota Sienna, one Mercedes Benz 4matic Jeep, two cylinders, a huge quantity of hard drugs and other items, including a police beret and a police belt.”
Ikenga added that “The recovery came following a counter-offensive operation launched against criminals who had on July 15, 2022, laid an ambush against a six-man police team and a civilian car tracker who were on a recovery operation of a Toyota Sienna space wagon.
“The vehicle was earlier snatched at gunpoint on July 9, 2022, in Oye-Agu Abagana. Four of the police operatives escaped the ambush, while two of the policemen and the car tracker were captured by the criminals.”
Ikenga further stated that during the counter-offensive operation, police officers neutralized over 10 of the armed men and destroyed three of their camps. “Unfortunately, some of the hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds.”
Meanwhile, “the remains of the two murdered police officers and the civilian car-tracker have been recovered and deposited in a morgue, while police operation is ongoing in the area to track the fleeing gang members.’’ Ikenga stated.