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IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND

3RD JUNE, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

FOUR HOODLUMS WERE FATALLY INJURED

CP VOWS TO MAKE IMO STATE A HOT TARGET FOR ARMED BANDITS

On 3rd June, 2021 at about 1700 hours, following an intense monitoring, Police Special Forces Intercepted a gang of hoodlums masquerading as unknown gun men along Orji flyover. The hoodlums rode in two vehicles, a blue Toyota Hilux and a white colour bus. They went on a shooting spray, killing three unarmed civilians.

2. The hoodlums were however engaged in a gun battle by Special forces. The gun battle lasted for about 40 minutes and the hoodlums eventually bowed to the superior firing power of the Police and other supporting security agencies.

3. Four of the hoodlums were fatally injured while others escaped with bullet wounds. The special forces are still on the trail of the escaping suspects. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the operation in due course.

4. The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc commended the gallant efforts of the teams in engaging the armed bandits and safeguarding the public space. He calls on the peace loving people of Imo State to continue to support the Police with credible information on the movements and activities of criminal gangs in their neighbourhoods. Together we can continue to keep Imo State safe.

SP Bala Elkana, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For Commissioner of Police,
Imo State


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