*Recover 2 Ak-47 rifles, others
By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State Police Command has killed three gunmen, recovered 2 ak–47 rifles, live ammunition and other incriminating items.
According to a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the incident occurred on March 7, 2023 at about 23:45hrs when the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ivo Divisional Headquarters received a distress call that unknown gunmen were firing sporadically and had set ablaze two vehicles and a filling station.
She stated that on receiving the information, the Divisional Police Officer swung into action and left for the scene, while at the scene an information revealed that unknown gunmen were sighted sitting down in a Public Place at Ogwor Community in Ishiagu.
On their way, the men were ambushed and attacked, and an Assistant Superintendent of Police was shot, but the patrol team engaged the hoodlums with superior fire power. During the gun duel, one of the hoodlums was neutralized and others fled with bullet wounds.
She stated that the DPO immediately called the Headquarters for re-inforcement. The Commissioner of Police, CP Faleye Sunday Olaleye intercepted the distress call and immediately directed tactical teams to storm the place with the description of the vehicle and the route through which the Hoodlums were escaping.
On sighting the Police operatives, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel at Osso, junction, where two of the hoodlums were equally neutralized and two arrested.
The following exhibits where recovered at the scene of crime: 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 locally made pistol, some charms and a red Toyota Corolla car, 1 Fireman Generator, One Haier Thermocool Fridge, a Walkie talkie radio Set, 30 “AK-47′ Live ammunition, 20 expended AK-47 ammunition, 1 AK-47 Magazine, 1 Itel phone, 1Android phone, 1 Police Trousers, 1 Police Beret, 1 Police face cap and some other incriminating items.
The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, therefore warns Unknown Gunmen to drop their arms and relocate from the State if they wish to remain Alive.
He enjoined the good People of Ebonyi state to go about their lawful businesses without fear or intimation as the Police is on top gear in discharging its statutory responsibility of protecting lives and property.