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Gunmen in military uniform shoot 2 policemen dead in Anambra

Anambra Police Command Commissioner Aderemi Adeoye

The Police in Anambra have begun an intensive manhunt for gunmen who killed two officers of the command who were trying to clear traffic for a convoy they were leading early Thursday morning.

Spokesperson of Anambra Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement on Friday, that the gunmen in military fatigue opened fire on the officers who had moved ahead of the convoy they were escorting to decongest traffic gridlock.

He added that other operatives in the convoy were careful not to hit many motorists who were in traffic while returning fire against the hoodlums, thus giving opportunity for the bandits to flee.

“Police-led mobile Forward Operating Base which had been on intensive patrol of the entire area throughout Christmas Celebrations promptly responded to the scene. It recovered a Lexus SUV the gang operated with and defused an improvised explosive device found in the vehicle. It also recovered an AK-47 RIFLE belonging to one of the slain personnel.

The Police spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who had declared the weekend and Christmas holidays as special working days for all Officers and men in the Command, commended all personnel for their tireless and courageous effort in securing the people of Anambra State.

According to him, CP Adeoye urged them not to be demoralized by the supreme price paid by their colleagues from Enugu State Command but to draw inspiration from their bravery in confronting the criminal gang.

The Commissioner, who condoled with the families of the deceased officers and Enugu State Police Command and vowed that the personnel will not die in vain, urged all officers and men of Anambra State Police Command to redouble their efforts and remain vigilant.

He assured that technology would be employed to track down the criminals who unleashed the attack on Police personnel.

CP Adeoye also encouraged the good people of Anambra State not to allow the incident to create fear in their minds but to continue with various activities they had slated for the yuletide season.

Source; PM