Police repel another attack in Imo, kill 2 bandits



Imo Police command says its operatives had killed two bandits during crossfire in Njaba Local Area on Saturday.


Commissioner Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, confirmed this in a statement signed by command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, a copy of which was made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri.


He said one AK47 riffle and an operational vehicle were recovered from bandits during gun duel.


“On 31/7/2021 at about 0120 hours, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba town to launch an attack were intercepted by Operation Restore Peace team of Nigeria Police.


“In ensuing fire fight, one of their operational vehicle’s was demobilised and two of them neutralised, and remaining ones scampered into bush.


“On searching vehicle, one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with 10 rounds of live ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.


“They detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices into parking lots of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage.


“Meanwhile, cordon and pursuant exercise ongoing  in area and members of public residing in area should not panic as the ongoing Police clearance operation designed to root out violent criminals in that axis.


“Residents should avail Police with information of persons seen treating bullet wounds or hiding within community. (NAN)