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Police neutralise 2 Bandits during gun battle in Imo


The Imo State Police Command has on Saturday neutralised two bandits during a gun battle in Njaba local government area of the State.

In a statement to newsmen, which was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, the bandits were incepted on their way to Njaba community.

According to the statement, “on 31/7/2021 at about 0120 hours, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba Town to launch an attack but were intercepted by Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police, Imo State Command.

“In the ensuing fire fight, one of their operational vehicles was demobilised and two of them neutralised and the remaining ones scampered into the bush. On searching the vehicle one AK47 rifle was recovered with 10 rounds of live Ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.”

The PPRO revealed that the hoodlums detonated an Improvised Explosive Device in the parking lot of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage.

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