Anambra Police foils Armed Robbery operation, Recovers Two AK-47 Rifles


By Uzo Ugwunze

Men of Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu of Anambra State Police Command on Monday 16th October, 2023 foiled a planned robbery operation along Ebenebe-Achalla Road in Awka North LGA of the State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer Anambra State Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the team of policemen while on Anti Kidnapping Patrol were tipped off by a public spirited citizen who saw two gun men being conveyed on a motorcycle along the road.

“The Operatives went in pursuit of the gang and encountered them where they had positioned to rob mororists. 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.

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“Operatives combed the Bush and recovered two AK-47 Rifles loaded with several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and shells of expended rounds.

The Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Adeoye who commended the team for its gallantry has tasked them to step up proactive operations in that part of the State until all criminal elements tormenting citizens in that part of the State were completely flushed out.

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