Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Life News

Bandits on rampage, Kill 1 Each in Umuchu, Nkpologwu, Ekwulobia and Umunze, Anambra State, Troops Kill 3 Bandits in Ihiala

Bandits struck in Aguata and Orumba Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Anambra State, killing four people on Tuesday morning.

The bandits struck at Umuchu, Nkpologwu and Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA, killing one person in each community.

The bandits also struck at Umunze, Orumba LGA, killing another person.

The person killed at the market area in Umuchu was an artisan and non-native of the community while at Ekwulobia, headquarters of Aguata LGA, the victim was an officer of ATMA (Anambra Traffic Management Agency) who was shot dead at the Ekwulobia Roundabout.

And in Umuchu, the bandits struck at the petrol station, robbing the staff of the company’s and personal funds.

But the Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident at Ekwulobia only, saying that the bandits shot sporadically in the area in an attempt to disarm a Mobile Police Officer on patrol.

However, the officer quickly returned the fire which made the gunmen flee the scene.

According to the statement by Tochukwu, “the Anambra State Police Command today 08/02/2022 has embarked on a robust patrol around the state with the aim to apprehend suspected hoodlums sighted along Ekwulobia, Umunze road this morning.

“The patrol has a comprehensive operational asset of the command which comprises of mobile police operatives, counter-terrorism unit, Special Forces, conventional police officers and among others

“Preliminary information reveals that along Umunze road, the hoodlums in an attempt to disarm a mobile police officer on patrol started shooting sporadically. The mobile police officer returned the fire immediately, engaged the hoodlums which made the gunmen flee the scene. Meanwhile, calm has returned in the area and further details shall be communicated please.”

Also, on Monday night, another set of bandits invaded Nnobi, Idemili North LGA of the State, close to Nnewi, killing two people.

The attackers, who invaded the town about 8:30pm, were shooting sporadically, moving from one location to another.

A Facebook user, Maxi Ifedinma, said in a post that the bandits gunned down two people close to Roban Stores, Nnewi.

Meanwhile, three bandits suspected to be sympathisers of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were killed in a bloody encounter with troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria who were on patrol duty in Ihiala, Anambra State, on Monday, February 7, 2022.

Sources confirmed that the dead bodies of two bandits that was riddled with bullets, which also shattered their operational van.

The body of what appeared to be a third bandit was seen in a bullet-shattered van.

A source noted on Monday night that “they (bandits) were gunned down in Ihiala today in a fight with soldiers.”

Advertize With Us

See Also

Nationwide blackout continues as Nigeria’s power grid collapses again

Global Upfront

Nigeria donates N67m worth of COVID-19 medical equipment to Sao Tome and Principe

Global Upfront

There was a newspaper called NEXT, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Global Upfront

Nigerian Police: Why Improving Public Trust Has Proven Difficult

Global Upfront

Samia Hassan to become Tanzania’s first female, Muslim President

Global Upfront

NDLEA Storms Edo State Forests, Razes 317 Tons Cannabis Warehouses, Arrests 4

Global Upfront

Buratai Denies Ownership Of Military Contractor’s House In Wuse, Abuja Where N1.85 Billion Was Recovered

Global Upfront

Update on Armed Forces of Nigeria Operations, 29 July to 12 August 2021

Global Upfront

Facebook is now Meta, named after the metaverse. What is metaverse?

Global Upfront

U.S. Commits Additional $55 Million in Emergency Funds To Aid Nigeria’s Food Security

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More