By Elohor Igbru
Some gunmen drove up to a checkpoint on Saturday morning in a Lexus 470 Jeep and opened fire on a police checkpoint in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra state. But they met more than what they bargained for.
According to Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, five of the gunmen are now dead.
“The situation is under control after five of the criminal elements were neutralised and police/military patrols have been intensified in the area,” Ikenga said in a statement.
“The Joint Forces from FOB Aguata responded swiftly, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and neutralised five of the armed men, while others escaped with bullet wounds from the scene in a dark blue Lexus 470 jeep without number plate.”
Paul Nwosu, Anambra commissioner for information, in a statement, commended the security operatives for their efforts.
“Our gallant and alert security agents gave them a hot chase and immediately returned fire and neutralised five of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings,” Nwosu said.
The commissioner also gave out telephone numbers — 09017280990, 07039896429, 09167514891, 09076237441, 09168041120, 08093175528, 08124153139 — for members of the public to call to report security threats in their areas.