The Imo State Police Command says its operatives killed two bandits in a crossfire in Njaba Native Authorities Space on Saturday.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, confirmed this in an announcement signed by the command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, in Owerri, the state capital.
He mentioned one AK-47 rifle and an operational automobile had been recovered from the bandits throughout the gun duel.
“On 31/7/2021 at about 0120 hours, a convoy of bandits transferring in direction of Njaba city to launch an assault had been intercepted by Operation Restore Peace crew of the Nigeria Police.
“Within the ensuing firefight, one in all their operational automobile’s was demobilised and two of them neutralised, and the remaining ones scampered into the bush.
“On looking the automobile, one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with 10 rounds of stay ammunition and a regionally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.
“They detonated an Improvised Explosive Gadget into the parking numerous a close-by Njaba Police Station inflicting minimal injury,” the assertion learn.
“In the meantime, cordon and pursuant train is ongoing within the space and members of the general public residing within the space mustn’t panic as the continued Police clearance operation is designed to root out violent criminals in that axis.
“Residents ought to avail Police with data of individuals seen treating bullet wounds or hiding throughout the neighborhood.“