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Police Kill Suspected Driver For 'Unknown Gunmen' In Anambra

He was killed during an operation at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area.

The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly killed a man, said to be a driver for criminals.

He was killed during an operation at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area.


The Command's spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect was killed on Sunday.


Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said that the gang members escaped during a confrontation with security forces, leaving the driver of their operational vehicle, who was killed.

He said,“Anambra State Police Operatives 26/6/2022 at about 4:4  5pm gunned down the driver conveying armed men in Uli.

“Operatives recovered one Honda Odyssey salon car with registration number WER 221 ZS-IMO and Charms.”


He said police operatives had been stationed at a point along Onitsha/Owerri Road, Uli, when the gunmen approached them.


“The operatives repelled an attack by the gunmen. The gunmen plied one way and started shooting sporadically, approaching the personnel at the nipping point.


“The operatives swiftly engaged the armed men and demobilised their operational vehicle. While some of them escape through the bush, the driver was neutralised. No loss of life on the part of the police,” he said.


Ikenga said the operation was still ongoing in the area, adding that further details would be communicated on any success in tracking the fleeing suspects.