Several feared dead as Security operatives, bandits engage in gun duel
During a gunfight with security operatives in Anambra State, ten gunmen were killed and seven others were arrested.
It was gathered that a combined team of the military, police, and other security agencies and stormed the hoodlums’ hideout early Friday morning, sparking a gun battle.
It was also reported that a few security personnel were injured during the incident.
Many guns, ranging from AK-47s to other dangerous weapons, as well as charms from the gunmen’s shrine, were recovered by security personnel.
The incident, newsmen learnt, took place at Ukpor, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra State, believed to be the second headquarters of the criminal elements.
Other items recovered from them by the security operatives were military and police uniforms .
Anambra Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu did not pick his calls.
But one of the Senior Police Officers in the State, who spoke with newsmen in anonymity confirmed the incident.
The source said: “It has been a hectic day for the security men in the State since early morning of Friday but thank God, we’re winning the battle.
“Those criminals are ever ready but we’re winning. Honestly, many of them were neutralised and others arrested but I can’t tell you the actual figure. I think the PPRO will have to do that.
“The joint team has vowed that nobody will rest until those criminals who have dealt with our men, innocent citizens and destroying uncountable property in this State are totally eliminated.”