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Imo Police Neutralized Hoodlums Recovered AK-47 Rifle

Imo Police Neutralized Hoodlums Recovered AK-47 Rifle

Authorities of Imo police command say they have carried out a well-coordinated operation at Ocha Community, Awara in Ohaji/Bema Local Government Area, Imo State and neutralized hoodlums suspected to be part of those who attacked the police headquarters and the correctional centre in the state a few months back. 

According to a press release by the commands public relations officer SP Bala Elkana, the move is in line with the mandate given to the Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to ensure that the hoodlums who attacked the command headquarters Owerri and correctional centre, Owerri are apprehended.

The hoodlums were engaged in a gun battle that lasted for about two hours. Two suspects believed to have masterminded the attack at the Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre, Owerri on 5th April 2021, were fatally injured. 

The suspects are Unchenna Elendu male of Umukusu Ocha area and Elu Osinachi male of Umuobube Awara. 

The two suspects were taken to the hospital for medical examination. The doctor on duty confirmed Uchenna dead on arrival while Osinachi Elu who was in a coma was subsequently confirmed dead. 

One AK-47 Rifle with breach number 11654 and a cache of live ammunition was recovered. 

Also recovered are a number of expanded ammunition, machetes and criminal charms tied around the waist of the suspects. 

The operation will be sustained until all the perpetrators of the dastardly attack are brought to justice

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