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Anambra Police Command neutralises three fleeing hoodlums at Ogboji, rescues kidnap victim

* Command recovers two pump action, 16 live cartridges, one Lexus SUV
Monday Jan 01, 2024 14:00 pm



Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye
By Rose Oranye
Awka,   Crime and Security


Anambra Police Command  has smashed part of the armed criminal gang that attacked and killed police personnel of Enugu State Command at Uga, in Aguata LGA of Anambra State, on 28th December, 2023.

This was confirmed by the state's Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderemi Adeoye in a brief interview this morning.

According to him, "since the attack at Uga, the gang had been under close surveillance. But what held the police back was to avoid unintended casualties of the season's merry makers. The police struck immediately the gang was isolated from the innocent public somewhere around Ogboji, in Orumba South Local Government Area.


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"Three members of the gang were killed, four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered and defused.

"In addition to that, two pump action guns and 16 live cartridges were recovered as well as one Lexus SUV.

"A 51-year old kidnap victim was rescued."

The commissioner assured the public that intensive manhunt for the remnants of the gang is ongoing and that there will be no hiding place for criminals in Anambra State.

Oranye is of the Ministry of Information, Anambra State_

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