Many people feared killed in security operatives, bandits gun duel

During a gun battle with security operatives in Anambra State, ten gunmen were killed and seven others were arrested.

It was combined team of the military, police, and other security agencies stormed the hoodlums’ hideout in the early hours of Friday, sparking a gun battle.

A few security personnel were also injured in the process, according to reports.

Security personnel recovered numerous guns ranging from AK-47s to other dangerous weapons, as well as charms from the gunmen’s shrine.

According to The Nation, the incident occurred in Ukpor, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra State, which is believed to be the criminal elements’ second headquarters.

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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 The Nation in confidence, 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.”

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