Police in Anambra state have killed two gunmen who were enforcing the Prohibited Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order.< /p>< p class="align-left">The Daily Trust reports that gunmen were killed along Umunze Road in Orumba South Governorate in Anambra on Monday 16 May.
Anambra State Police Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said officers from the Crime Prevention Patrol engaged the gunmen in a shootout.
The Punch reports that Ikenga noted that the group of suspected IPOB members were seen enforcing the sit-at-home order in the area, causing concern among local residents triggered.
“Anambra State Command Agents patrol in the early hours of the morning of today 16.5.2022 along Umunze, Road, Orumba South LGA on crime prevention patrol and attack armed gunners allegedly enforcing sit-at-house in Anambra state.
“The agents neutralized two of the culprits and seized a white Toyota Hiace bus. Further details revealed that these villains were impeding the movement of innocent road users going about their business.”
Ikenga further explained that the alleged criminals forcibly collected their victims’ motorcycles and tricycles, driving them away passengers and then set fire to the motorcycle or tricycle.
He also assured residents of Anambra state that the police commando has intensified patrol inside the state and the situation is being monitored .
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