The police in Anambra State have killed two armed individuals in Obosi community, which is part of the state’s Idemili North Local Government Area.
This was confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday by Tochukwu Ikenga, the state’s police spokesperson.
He claimed that on Sunday night about 11:39 p.m., operatives on a regular patrol approached the shooters.
According to Mr. Ikenga, the thugs were driving a motorcycle, a red Toyota Corolla, and a white Toyota Hiace Bus through the neighborhood’s Obosi-Nkpor Road.
“The operatives engaged the armed men in a gun battle and neutralised two of the hoodlums,” he said.
“During the gun duel with the hoodlums, the superior firepower of the operatives made the assailants flee the scene with the Toyota Hiace Bus and motorcycle.”
The police spokeswoman claimed that in order to capture the evading shooters, the command had increased patrols in the region and “improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls.”
Police say they were able to take one pump action, one locally made handgun, and a red Toyota Corolla car from the shooters.
According to Mr. Ikenga, the police found a white Mercedes Benz 350 on the same day, which they believe was used by some local criminals.
According to him, the car was found near Central School Road in Umusiomen, Ogidi, a different town in the same council district.
According to a police spokeswoman, on Tuesday, two suspects were saved from an enraged mob near Ziks Avenue in Awka, the state’s Awka South Council Area.
He claimed that the suspects, Chukwuemeka Nwudo, 27, and Okoye Stephen, 19, were apprehended while attempting to rob a woman.
“The suspects were already beaten to stupor by the angry mob before police rescued them,” he said.
According to Mr. Ikenga, the state’s police commissioner, Echeng Echeng, ordered police officers to “sustain the tempo” in the state’s war against crime.
Suspected criminals should be sent to the closest police facility, according to Mr. Echeng, who decried the state’s inhabitants’ use of “jungle justice.”
“This will help the police to conduct proper investigations into the activities of the suspects and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws,” Mr Echeng said.