In a joint effort by the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Police on Thursday, two unknown gunmen were killed in a gun battle in Imo State and their rifles were recovered.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Imo State Police Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro confirmed the happenings to journalists in Owerri, the state capital.
Yaro said, “the victims were killed in a gun battle between the joint security team and the unidentified gunmen at Ikenanzizi in Obowo local government area of the state.”
“After the shoot out, security operatives recovered 2 rifles, 5 motorcycles, a Lexus jeep and one 18 seater bus from the gunmen, ” he added.
He further stated that the operation was carried out in line with the Federal Government’s resolve to end the insecurity plaguing the country.
Yaro said, “It was a joint operation of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and Police. Two unknown gunmen were killed in the process and investigation is ongoing.”
“We have one corpse with us but the gunmen escaped with the other one and it has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, morgue.”
He urged the members of the general public not to panic and go about their lawful businesses as security operatives are closing in on the remaining suspects that fled the scene.