June 13, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Police bursts Onitsha notorious gun-running syndicate, recover 7 new guns

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A gang member of notorious gun-running syndicate was on Thursday intercepted by Police Operatives Onitsha, Anambra State.

The police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga said seven brand new Jojef magnum pump action guns in a concealed bag were recovered from the suspect.

He said the arrest followed practical intelligence and tact-led Policing strategy of the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam to frustrate criminal plans in the state.

He said, “Anambra Police Operatives today 23/5/2024 by 11:30 amintercepted a gang member of a notorious gun-running syndicate in Onitsha, recovered seven brand new Jojef magnum pump action guns in a concealed bag.

“This breakthrough is following the practical intelligence and tact-led Policing strategy of the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam to frustrate criminal plans, especially on the intel received over time about planned attacks by unlawful group/secessionists to enforce illegal sit-at-home on 30th May 2024.

“The Operatives laid ambush at the identified location at Creek Road, Onitsha and the convener/ gunrunner on sighting the Police abandoned the bag and took to his heels. 

“To this end, the CP directs a manhunt on the notorious gun runner and the gang and urges Ndi Anambra to sustain the provision of security information as the Police will continue to act upon it, to be able to frustrate the criminal intentions of the nonstate actors in the State.”

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