BREAKING: Security Operatives Neutralise ‘Unknown Gunmen’ In Anambra [PHOTOS]

Nigerian security operatives on Sunday engaged the so-called ‘Unknown Gunmen’ in Ekwulobia, Aguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State, and dealt a decisive blow to them, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

The incident which happened at about 5:15 PM Nigerian time reportedly led to heavy casualties on the side of the hoodlums.

While some sources said it is the soldiers who engaged the hoodlums, others said police officers confronted the gunmen.

A resident who asked not to be named narrated: “The unknown came again today (Sunday) in Oko/Ekwulobia. They were four in numbers with a Jeep. Coming down from Nanka road and heading towards Ekwulobia, they were repelled by the military. Shooting began and as usual, we took cover.

“The military killed one of them and prevented them from going further.

“Their vehicle is still in the hands of the military as the remaining might be hiding in nearby places around the zone.”

The shootout caused many residents to stay indoors yesterday (Sunday), as the roads were deserted in the evening.

Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, could not be reached for comments, while the police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, is yet to confirm the incident to this newspaper.

Insecurity in Anambra State has reached a worrisome crescendo, especially with seven local government areas of Anambra South zone under siege.

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