A notorious bandit who had been terrorizing the citizens of Chikun Local Government Area have been reportedly killed by Nigerian security forces during a gun duel in Kaduna.
According to a report by EONS INTELLIGENCE, the security forces came in contact with the suspects at Kidunu general area around Eastern By-Pass in Chikun local government and during the ensuing gun duel, one of the bandits was neutralized while the others fled with gunshot wounds.
During the operation, two AK-47 weapons, charms, amulets, two motorcycles, and a cell phone were all recovered from the bandits.
Police Kill Scores of Unknown Gunmen in Awka North LGA, Recover Weapons, Human Skull [Photos]
The police In Achalla, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, have reportedly killed over 10 hoodlums and destroyed three camps housing the criminals known as unknown gunmen.
The attack occurred on Friday, July 15, 2022, according to DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, a spokesperson for the state police command, who made the announcement on Saturday.
Ikenga claimed that the criminals had earlier captured two police officers and a civilian car tracker who had aided the police in an endeavor to recover a stolen car.
The police however reinforced and dislodged the criminals, leading to the killing of over 10 of them, while many others escaped with bullet injuries.
“During the operation, police recovered a human skull, one locally made rocket propelled grande RPG launcher, two (RPG) bombs, one single-barrel long gun, empty chain of bullet.
“Other recovered items include; one Toyota Sienna, one Mercedes Benz 4matic jeep, two cylinders, a huge quantity of hard drugs and other items, including a police beret and a police belt.”
In the press release, Ikenga said: “The recovery came following a counter-offensive operation launched against criminal elements who had on 15/7/2022 laid an ambush against a 6- man police team and a civilian car tracker who were on a recovery operation of a Toyota Sienna Space Wagon.
“The vehicle was earlier snatched at gun point on 9/7/2022 in Oye-Agu Abagana. Four of the police operatives escaped the ambush, while two of the police operatives and the car tracker were captured by the criminals.”
Ikenga further stated that during the counter-offensive operation, police operatives neutralized over 10 of the armed men and destroyed three of their camps.
“Unfortunately, some of the hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds. They (hoodlums) had murdered their captives (two policeman and a civilian) and set their bodies ablaze.
“The remains of the two murdered police officers and the civilian car-tracker have been recovered and deposited in a morgue, while police operation is still ongoing in the area to track the fleeing gang members.”