Police in Anambra State has killed two persons alleged to be kidnappers, after a gun duel.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who revealed this in a press statement said the incident happened Tuesday night, at about 12midnight.
Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Operatives while on patrol along Obosi Nkpor road by Obosi town hall at about 11:39pm on 26/6/2022, accosted a gang of armed men in a white Toyota Hiace bus, a red Toyota Corolla car and a motorcycle.
“The operatives engaged the armed men in a gun battle, neutralized two of the hoodlums and recovered one pump action, one locally fabricated pistol and a red Toyota Corolla with reg number AKD 303 DW.
“During the gun duel with the hoodlums, the superior firepower of the operatives made the assailants flee the scene with the Toyota Hiace bus and a motorcycle.
“Meanwhile, Police has intensified patrol in the area and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls, especially aimed at arresting other fleeing gang members.”
Ikenga said on the same day, the same set of operatives had while patrolling along central school road, Umusiomen Nkpor, Ogidi recovered a white Mercedes Benz 350 with reg. Nos RSH 836 BE suspected to have been abandoned by criminal elements.
Another exploit by men of the command listed is the rescue of two suspects from mob action along Zik’s Avenue Awka.
He said: “The suspects were caught armed with a locally made pistol as they attempted to dispossess a young lady of her cash, after withdrawing money from an ATM point.
“The suspects were already beaten to a stupor by the angry mob before police rescued them. The operatives also recovered the locally made pistol and one live cartridge from the criminals.”