(Army Press Release) Following intelligence report, Operatives of the Department of State Security Services Anambra State Command and a Patrol Team from 302 General Support Regiment Onitsha, successfully carried out a Cordon and Search Operation on three identified locations in Amansi – Umuru, Orukabia and Graceland Housing Estate, Nteje general area, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The operation was conducted in the early hours of today Sunday 25 April 2017 at about 06:00 am.
In the three areas that were searched, – specifically, – in building number 8, Chukwunonso Ndulue Street in Graceland Housing Estate, Nsugbe, Onitsha, two suspects were arrested, and the following arms, ammunition and other items were recovered: (a) 7 x Pump Action Guns;(b) 44 x Cartridges; (c) 1 x Hunter Knife and (d) 2 x Cutlasses
Recently, the three mentioned communities (Amansi – Umuru, Orukabia and Graceland Estate Nteje), have been in acrimonious land/chieftaincy tussle. This led to the gruesome murder of three civilians allegedly by suspected thugs.
Consequently, the areas fall under security surveillance for sometimes. This might be the basis for the Cordon and Search effort in the localities. The suspects and exhibits will soon be handed over to the police.
Members of the public, especially in the above communities, are (advised)to continue to give useful information and report any suspicious movement of person or object to security agencies.