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POLICE NEUTRALISE THREE SUSPECTED GUNMEN, RECOVER ARMS IN EBONYI

The operatives of Ebonyi State Police Command have neutralized three gunmen in a gun battle in Ivo LGA, Ebonyi state at about 2345hrs on 7th March 2023. 


Amid the gun battle, a police officer and one gunman sustained gunshot injuries, while two other suspects were arrested.

 

The information available indicates that the police operatives received a distress call that unknown gunmen were shooting sporadically and had also razed two vehicles and a filling station, the officers swung into action to restore normalcy.


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Similarly, while at the scene, another intelligence information indicated that unknown gunmen were sighted converging in a public place at Ogwor community in Ishiagu. While the security personnel was on the move, they were ambushed and attacked, an Assistant Superintendent of Police was shot, but the patrol team confronted the hoodlums in a gun duel with superior firepower which caused one of the hoodlums neutralized while others fled with bullet injuries.

 

Nonetheless, on a rescue call by the DPO, the team on duty immediately and tactically blocked the escape route which the hoodlums' vehicle drove through as a description was given.


However, on sighting the police operatives, the hoodlums attacked them in a gun duel at Osso, junction, where two of the hoodlums were equally neutralized and two were arrested.


The following exhibit was recovered at the scene of the crime: Two AK-47 Rifles, one locally made pistol, some terrestrial charms, a red Toyota Corolla car, one Fireman generator, one Haier Thermocool Fridge, a walkie-talkie radio set, 30 AK-47 Live ammunition, 20 expended AK-47 ammunition, one AK-47 magazine, one Itel phone, one Android phone, police uniform and so, other incriminating items.

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