Police displayed bodies of the armed men during a press briefing on Wednesday 10th May.

Abasifreke Effiong

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Anambra state command have killed seven armed men in two operations on Wednesday 10th May 2023.

The bodies of the armed men were displayed before journalists.

Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng at a press briefing on evening of Wednesday said the police made some major positive development in the battle against insurgents in Anambra State.

He said police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad in Akwuzuin in attempt to rescue two kidnap victims stormed a criminal gang at Ifite, Oyi local government area and killed two suspects.

“There were some major positive developments today 10th May 2023, following so much credible information to the Police Command from the residents of Anambra, we have identified some of their criminal hideouts/camps. The Police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, Akwuzu in the earlier hours of today while in an attempt to rescue two of the kidnapped Victims stormed into a camp at ifite, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA, neutralized two of the armed men, recovered a black Lexus SUV with a lot of security uniforms which comprises of Police and military”.

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The Commissioner disclosed that joint security forces in Akwaihedi, Nnewi South, a border town between Anambra and Imo State neutralised five armed men suspected to be members of the the proscribed secessionist militia group, IPOB/ESN.

He said the gang operating on a motorbikes were en route Anambra for a planned attack.

“In another development by 3 pm joint security forces in a village, Akwaihedi, Nnewi south, a border town between Imo and Anambra State accosted a deadly gang of five operating on motorbikes suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Brafia IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN, who were en route to Anambra for a planned attack/operation.”

According to the CP, two rocket launchers, four AK-47 rifles, one automatic pump action, four magazines eight live ammunition, police berets, charms and other incriminating items were recovered from the assailants.

While commending the police and other security operatives who have been on constant onslaught on criminals in the state urged residents of the state to continue to support the police by giving out useful information on any suspected activities around their vicinity.