Gunmen In Military Fatigue Kill Two Anambra Police

Some yet-to-be-identified assailants who disguised in military fatigue on Thursday, kill two police personnel of the Anambra Command.

The incident happened at Uga Roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area of the State late on Thursday.

According to an eyewitness, “It was a rain of bullets at Uga Roundabout, Aguata LGA on Thursday, December 28 as some hoodlums came in their numbers from the Umuchu-Umunze Road, all carrying AK-47, kidnapping people at random.

“They were not in a hurry to go as they remained for long unchallenged. When they sighted a group of policemen coming up from the Ezinifite axis, they opened fire and gunned down two of them.”

Meanwhile, the State police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a press statement on Friday.

The gunmen were disguised in military fatigue and seemed to be on a kidnap mission, according to the police image maker.

He added that they opened fire on some police officers who were in a convoy.

He said, “Anambra State Police Command has launched an intensive manhunt for armed insurgents who infiltrated from a neighbouring state and killed two police personnel on December 28, 2023, at about 6.30 pm.

“The gang which was disguised in military fatigue and seemed to be on a kidnap mission was jolted on seeing two armed police officers approaching their direction.

“They opened fire on the officers who had moved ahead of the convoy they were escorting to decongest traffic gridlock. Other personnel returned fire, careful not to hit many motorists who were in traffic, forcing the bandits to flee.”

The spokesperson said a Lexus SUV the gang operated with was recovered, adding that an improvised explosive found in the vehicle was also defused.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who had declared the weekend and Christmas holidays as special working days for all officers and men in the command commended all personnel for their tireless and courageous effort in securing the people of Anambra State.

“He urged them not to be demoralised by the supreme price paid by their colleagues from Enugu State Command but to draw inspiration from their bravery in confronting the criminal gang.

“He condoled with the families of the deceased officers and Enugu State Police Command and vowed that the personnel will not die in vain,” the statement added

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