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Police smash armed robbery gang, recovers 2 AK-47 rifles in Anambra


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Men of Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu of Anambra State Police Command on Monday, foiled a planned robbery operation along Ebenebe-Achalla Road in Awka North local government area of the State.

The Operatives while on anti kidnapping patrol were tipped off by a public spirited citizen who saw two gunmen being conveyed on a motorcycle along the road.

A statement by the spokesman of the command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said that the operatives went in pursuit of the gang and encountered them where they had positioned to rob motorists. On sighting the approaching Operatives they tried to engage them in a shootout but the battle-ready operatives quickly overwhelmed them forcing them to abandon their weapons and fled into the bushy environ.

According to Ikenga, operatives immediately combed the bush and recovered two AK-47 rifles loaded with several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and shells of expended rounds.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderemi Adeoye who commended the team for its gallantry, has asked them to step up proactive operations in that part of the State until all criminal elements tormenting citizens in that area are completely flushed out.


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