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Gunmen on the run as police Patrol team foil robbery operation

Gunmen on the run as police Patrol team foil robbery operation

Police in Anambra State have foiled a planned robbery operation along Ebenebe-Achalla Road in Awka North Local Government Area.

Anambra police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement on Tuesday, said the feat was recorded by Men of Rapid Response Squad, while on anti-kidnapping patrol.

He said two AK-47 Rifles loaded with several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and shells of expended rounds were recovered from the robbers.

According to him: “Men of Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu of Anambra State while on Anti Kidnapping Patrol were tipped off by a public spirited citizen who saw two gun men being conveyed on a motorcycle along the road.8


“The Operatives went in pursuit of the gang and encountered them where they had positioned to rob mororists.

“On sighting the approaching Operatives they tried to engage them in a shootout but the battle-ready Operatives quickly overwhelmed them forcing them to abandon their weapons and fled into the bushy environ.

“Operatives combed the Bush and recovered two AK-47 Rifles loaded with several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and shells of expended rounds.”

Ikenga further noted that the Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, while praising the team for their gallantry, urged them to step up proactive operations in that part of the State until all criminal elements tormenting citizens were completely flushed out.

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