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Police crush ESN fighters in Anambra, recover rocket launcher

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Police authorities in Anambra State said a joint security taskforce raided the hideouts of insurgents following the recent attack on two police formations in the State.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman of the command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga on Wednesday.

He said the hunt for the criminal elements has been extended to Obofia Forest, Aguluezuchukwu and Ogboji areas of the State.

According to the police image maker, high calibre ammunitions, catridges, a locally fabricated rocket launcher, Police uniforms and one Ford Pick-Up Truck without number plates were recovered during the operation.

“On 2nd April, 2024 The Police-led Forward Operating Base that is highly mobile struck the insurgents camps in the aforementioned areas.

“Insurgents who had deployed at various locations in ambush were engaged in fierce firefight and were routed from their enclaves which were subsequently destroyed.

“High calibre ammunitions, catridges, a locally fabricated rocket launcher, Police uniforms and one Ford Pick-Up Truck without number plates were recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who ordered the operation has vowed that it would be sustained until the insurgents are completely routed from Anambra State.

“He has charged troops and personnel involved in the operations to sustain the tempo until the State is made completely safe from cowardly guerrilla attacks by the insurgents”, Ikenga said in the statement.

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