The Anambra State Police Command has revealed that it has smashed a deadly insurgent gang in the state and arrested two of its members.

A press release by the spokesperson of the command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the insurgents were arrested by police operatives, while on patrol with the local vigilante in Awka-Etiti, Idemili South LGA.

According to the statement: “They accosted the heavily armed gang, which was on a yet-to-be unravelled mission. The joint security team chased the hoodlums until the vehicle they were in ran into a ditch.

“After a shootout, two members of the gang were arrested, while four AK-47 rifles were recovered. Also recovered were one Toyota Highlander SUV with Reg. No. Lagos GGE 408 GZ.”

Ikenga said in another part of the state, Anaocha Local Government Area, a team of Police Officers also working with the local vigilante also intercepted a Toyota Venza car with registration No. Lagos EKY 746 JB at Neni.

“The driver of the car fled on sighting the joint team, but after a thorough search, 34 live cartridges were recovered from the vehicle,” he said.


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