Ebonyi Police Command Neutralises 3 Gunmen, Arrests 5 Others, Recovers 3 Sienna Vehicles, AK47 Rifles 

Mar 24, 2024 - 15:57
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Ebonyi Police Command Neutralises  3 Gunmen, Arrests 5 Others, Recovers 3 Sienna Vehicles, AK47 Rifles 

From Oko OMAKA (Abakaliki)

Ebonyi State Police Command at the weekend made a breakthrough as three gunmen were neutralized and arrested five others in Izzi LGA of the state. 

The Command based on intelligent reports invaded the hideout of the gunmen in a forest located at Omini community in Izzi.

A statement signed by the Ebonyi State Command’s spokesperson, DSP Joshua Ukandu, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Augustina Ogbodo, reads in party: “Ebonyi State Police Command acting on credible intelligence in a joint operation with sister security agencies on 21st March 2024 stormed an unknown gunmen hideout in a forest within Omini community in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State.

“The hoodlums on sighting the operatives opened fire on them, in the ensuing gun duel 3 members of the proscribed group were neutralized, 5 were arrested while others escaped.

“Three Sienna vehicles snatched from different individuals and used by the hoodlums to perpetrate heinous crimes were recovered at the camp, exhibits recovered at the den indicate that the gang is responsible for the recent attacks and killing of police officers within the state.

"Items recovered from them includes One (1) AK47 rifle with sixteen (16) rounds of live ammunition, a bag containing two thousand (2,000) rounds of live ammunition, a Police warrant card, a portrait of an unidentified person, One (1) Itel phone and One (1) motorcycle."

Commissioner Ogbodo, however, commended the officers involved in the operation for their gallantry and further assured the residents of the state of the command’s readiness to fight against crime and ensure adequate protection of lives and properties in the State.