Security Forces comprising the Military, Police, and other agencies in Anambra state say they have neutralized five unknown gunmen in Umuona, Isuofia, Aguata LGA Anambra State.
A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra state , Mr Tochukwu Ikenga says the security Operatives also recovered one grey Toyota Venza jeep with reg .KRD 344 BT.
It says this followed a distress call at about half past ten in the on Saturday morning from Afor Market in isuofia, where some hoodlums, attacked a security checkpoint in the area.
The Joint Forces from FOB Aguata responded swiftly, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and neutralized five of the armed men while others escaped with dark blue Lexus 470 jeep without plate number with bullet wounds.
The Commissioner Of Police, Echeng Echeng while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo against onslaught on criminal elements, ordered patrols to be intensified and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls in the State.
The statement adds that Further details shall be communicated as operations were still ongoing.