Anambra Police To Flush Out Criminal Elements Terrorising Ihiala

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka

The Anambra State Police Command has vowed to flush out criminal elements unleashing terror and mayhem on Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Commissioner in the state CP Aderemi Adeoye who made the vow in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, following a crackdown on an armed robbery gang at Ubahuekwem Ihiala, where one of the armed gang was neutralised during a gun duel, maintained that the Police would stop at nothing to ensure that hoodlums stopped terrorising the people.

The PPRO’s press statement reads, “Police Special Crack Squad deployed to Ihiala by Anambra State Commissioner of Police weeks before Christmas has foiled an armed robbery operation and neutralised one of the hoodlums.

“The Crack Squad which works with the local vigilante had restored calm in the ancient city making it possible for Ihiala sons and daughters who trooped in from the Diaspora and elsewhere to enjoy the festive season.

“The encounter with the gunmen occurred in the night of 12 January, 2024 as they attempted to rob a middle-aged man of his vehicle at Ubiahuikwem, Ihiala.

“On sighting the Squad the gunmen who operated on two motorcycles opened fire on the Police. Operatives professionally engaged them to avoid hitting the would-be victim of the armed robbery who then zoomed off from the scene.

“One Automatic Pump Action Gun and two motorcycles were recovered from the hoodlums.

“The Commissioner of Police who expressed satisfaction with the tremendous work the Police Squad has done charged them not to relent in flushing out all criminal elements out of Ihiala and neighbouring communities like Isseke, Lilu, Orsumoghu and Azia.

“He promised continuous logistics support to the Squad to ensure it fulfils its mandate.”

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