Police raid insurgents’ hideouts, recover ammunition in Anambra

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The Anambra State Police Command announced that its Joint Security Force has increased the quest for terrorists who recently stormed two police stations in the state.

Last Thursday, some unidentified criminals set fire to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Nneni, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the hoodlums broke into the facility early and launched explosive devices, causing parts of the structure to burn down.

According to a local neighbour, the hoodlums attempted to release some convicts at the facility but were unsuccessful since police officers on duty resisted the onslaught.

But in a statement on Wednesday, the command’s spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, said that based on the attack on the police formations, the joint security force, on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, raided the hideouts of the gunmen.

Ikenga said the hunt for the gunmen had been extended to Obofia Forest, Aguluezuchukwu, and Ogboji areas.

He said, “On April 2, 2024, the police-led Forward Operating Base that is highly mobile struck the insurgents camps in the aforementioned areas.

“Insurgents who had deployed in various locations in ambush were engaged in fierce firefight and were routed from their enclaves which were subsequently destroyed.

“High calibre ammunition, cartridges, a locally fabricated rocket launcher, police uniforms, and one Ford pick-up truck without number plate were recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who ordered the operation, has vowed that it would be sustained until the insurgents are completely routed from Anambra State.

“He has charged troops and personnel involved in the operations to sustain the tempo until the state is made completely safe from cowardly guerrilla attacks by the insurgents.”