Police operatives in Anambra say they have killed four of the gunmen terrorising various parts of the state. According to the police, the four were taken out at Umuchu community in Aguata local government area of the state during a gun battle. This was disclosed by the commissioner of police in the state, Echeng Echeng, during a press briefing held at the command’s headquarters in Amawbia, Awka South local government area on Monday, May 23.
Echeng said that the police acted on information released to them by a concerned citizen in Umunze community, Orumba South local government area of the state.
He said: “Last Monday, just a phone call by a concerned citizen, I don’t know him up till now, he told me that bad boys using Hummer Jeep were operating in Umunze. And I followed it immediately because I had a team that was close by. “When the team left, he told me that they had left Umunze and entered Umuchu. He gave me a description and we attacked that place. When we got there, they exchanged fire with us, and four of them were taken out.
“The Hummer bus is the one that is parked outside there. You see what information can do. We expect more from the communities.” Echeng added: “Anambra state police command condemns this barbaric act by savages pretending to be fighting on behalf of the people. “Indeed, the police, other security agencies, and defenceless civilians have been at the receiving end of similarly gruesome attacks in the past by these enemies of society and progress. “The command will work in concert with sister security agencies to ensure that the mastermind and foot soldiers responsible for the heinous crime against the society are speedily brought to justice.”