One Killed As Police Battle Unknown Gunmen In Anambra

Anambra State Police operatives on Sunday killed a man, acting as driver to criminals during an operation at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state. A press release by Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said gang members escaped during a confrontation with security forces, leaving the driver of their operational vehicle, who was killed by security forces.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said; “Anambra State Police Operatives on 26/6/2022 at about 4:45pm gunned down the driver conveying unknown gunmen in Uli. The Police Operatives recovered one Honda Odyssey salon car alongside with charms.”

He said the police operatives were stationed at a nipping point, along Onitsha/Owerri road, Uli, when the gunmen approached them. The police operatives repelled an attack by the gunmen. The gunmen plied one-way and started shooting sporadically, approaching the personnel at the nipping point.

“The operatives swiftly engaged the armed men and demobilize their operational vehicle. While some of them escape through the bush, the driver was neutralized. No loss of life on the part of the police.”

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said operation was still ongoing in the area, adding that further details will be communicated on any success in tracking the fleeing suspects.

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