5 Injured as Security Operatives Clash with Gunmen near Anambra Varsity


By Kamsi Anayo

Anambra Joint Task Force on Security made up of Police, Army and other sister security organizations clashed with gunmen in Uli, ihiala local government area of the state ,close to the Campus of Anambra State University

During the clash no fewer than five persons were said to have been injured.

An eye witness said that the gunmen had robbed a Point Of Sales (POS) operator in the area the sum of N800,000.00 and started shooting indiscriminately which led to a stampede in the area.

The eye witness said, the Joint Task Force on Security on getting the information moved swiftly and engaged the gunmen in a gun battle which made the hoodlums flee the area.

Though, as at time of filing the story, it was yet to be confirmed if there were deaths recorded .

However, the Police Public Relations Officer SP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement said that no casualties were recorded, adding that security operatives repelled the hoodlums.

“Anambra State Police Command Operatives have repelled and dispersed armed criminal elements, reported to have shot sporadically at Uli community, within the precinct of the Uli Campus of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. The Operatives are on the trail of the hoodlums.

“Consequently, more operatives, operational, and intelligence resources of the command have been further deployed to the area to reinforce the security of the university and its environs.

“Credible information from eyewitnesses reveals that the gunmen started shooting indiscriminately unprovoked, thereby causing fear among law-abiding citizens of the community. However, no casualties were recorded, and order has been fully restored in the area”

“Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Finance and administration and the Command’s acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Fidelis Ogarabe, psc, has ordered the operatives to ensure that criminal elements are fished out”.

“He reiterates the unwavering commitment of the command to maintain law and order, as well as the security and safety of residents of the community and State in general”

” Nonetheless, members of the public are advised to call the Command Control Room on 07039194332 or the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on 08039334002 in the event of any distress. They can also use the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’, usable on Android and Apple iOS phones, to make reports” he said.


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