The efforts of Anambra state governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, in putting an end to the menace of unknown gunmen in the state have started yielding results as operatives of the state’s police command on Sunday, June 5, killed two gunmen at Oko, Orumba North local government area, and Oba, Idemili South local government area of the state.
Oko region has recently become the hotbed of incessant attacks by these gunmen, according to reports.
It was gathered that the bandit killed in Oko was a former vigilante, who used to be a member of a four-man gang known for high-profile killings and kidnappings in the area.
The gunmen had entered Oko through Nanka with the intention of carrying out a kidnap operation, which they were about to complete when the state’s police special unit, acting on a credible information, intervened, and engaged them in a gun duel.
While one of them was reportedly killed, the others were injured to varying degrees.
According to reports, the police operatives also killed a bandit during a raid on one of the hideouts of a deadly gang terrorizing the Oba community and environs, and arrested some of the miscreants holding the region hostage.
Some of the items recovered from this notorious gang include charms, AK-47 rifles, and police uniforms.
It is worth noting that the commissioner of police, Anambra state, CP Echeng Echeng, had recently promised to make Anambra state uncomfortable for these criminal elements who have continued to terrorise the state.