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Anambra police kills leading gunman, arrest 5 others

 

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Maduako Igbokwe l  Monday, June 06, 2022

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ONITSHA, Anambra –  Security operative in Anambra state have killed a leading member of gunmen terrorizing   the  state and arrested five others gang members. The security operative also rescued four  kidnapped victims in Oba , in Idemili  Local Government of Anambra state .

A source said the gang had on Sunday attacked and kidnapped two persons at Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area, and another two persons in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area.

Confirming the development, the Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement on Monday,  said that  based on intelligence,four kidnapped  victims in Neni town in Anaocha local government area of the state were rescued

He said the Police  Operatives working with the Vigilante in the area, stormed the location, on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, rescued four victims and arrested one Emeka who was suspected of complicity in the crime.

According to Ikenga ,upon interrogation, he (Emeka), confessed to the crime and led detectives to the hideout of his gang in Oba town, in Idemili North local government , where detectives engaged the gangsters in a shootout.

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He said the   gang leader, one Chinedu Ajogu a.k.a Sampolo was gunned down and five others including their native doctor were arrested for interrogation and prosecution.

He said the age bracket of the rescued victims, range from 40-60 years. He also urged residents to provide more information about the hoodlums for peace to reign in the state.

According to him,   the following items were  recovered from the hoodlums.

“One SMG rifle, one Beretta Pistol, two locally made revolver pistols, one dagger, one Biafra flag, two pairs of Eastern Security Network (ESN), uniform, two berets, two web belts, assorted charms and one Acura SUV snatched from a Reverend Father in Awgbu community in Orumba North LGA, on 31st May, 2022”.

He noted that the suspects arrested are being interrogated with a view to eliciting information on their involvement in previous crimes .He commended the media for their collaborating effort in the fight against criminalities in the state.

 

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