Joint Security Taskforce today in Anambra State shot dead five gunmen terrorizing the state and recover ammunition, including rocket launchers.
Briefing the press at Command Headquarters, in Awka, Anambra State, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, thanks the operatives for a job well done, stressing that the fight against insurgence in Anambra and her neighboring states is not yet over.
CP Echeng said the deadly gang of five who were operating on motorbikes are suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Brafia, IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN, adding that the operatives accosted them at 3 pm in a village, Akwaihedi, Nnewi South as they en route to Anambra for a planned attack/operation and neutralized them.
The full statement read:
“The battle against the insurgents in Anambra State is focused and it will remain sustained until such a time security stability is fully restored in the state.
“There were some major positive developments today 10/5/2023, following so much credible information to the Police Command from the residents of Anambra, we have identified some of their criminal hideouts/camps.
“The Police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, Akwuzu in the earlier hours of today while in an attempt to rescue two of the kidnapped Victims stormed into a camp at ifite, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA, neutralized two of the armed men, recovered a black Lexus SUV with a lot of security uniforms which comprises of Police and military.
“In another development today by 3 pm joint security forces in a village, Akwaihedi, Nnewi south, a border town between Imo and Anambra State accosted a deadly gang of five operating on motorbikes suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Brafia IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN, who were en route to Anambra for a planned attack/operation.
“The operatives engaged the assailants, neutralize five of the gang members, and recovered two rocket launchers, four Ak47 rifles, one automatic pump action, four magazines eight live ammunition, police berets, charms and other incriminating items.
“We want to state categorically that the synergy of Police, Military, other security agencies and vigilantes has helped immensely in the tackle and fight against the insurgents in the state. For us today, this is a big positive one that happen to avert a major planned attack in the State.
“I urge everyone to cue in and continue to support the security agencies and the State government to bring security stability to the state. Kudos to all the security agencies who have been in constant onslaught against these criminal elements in the state.
Watch the video below!
The dreaded Odumodu, leader of a criminal gang, operating from Imo state into border towns in Anambra was gunned down by the gallant Anambra security forces.
See Video Below 👇 pic.twitter.com/pyrxzQ0UYy
— anambra diaries (@anambra_diaries) May 10, 2023