Anambra CP orders manhunt on killers of AVG Commander, two others in Nnewi, assures justice for victims

Anambra State Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has ordered immediate manhunt operation on gunmen whole attacked seperate communities in Nnewi North and Idemili South Local Government Areas of the State on Monday.

CP, in a statement by Command’s spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga condemned the killing, describing the killers as “cowards who have murdered sleep”.

 He sympathized with the deceased families and vowed to get justice for the murdered Vigilantes Operative and unsuspecting members at the scene. 

He also called on the public, especially eyewitnesses to assist the Command with information on the ongoing onslaught operation. 

The statement reads, “The Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has ordered an immediate manhunt operation on the armed men Operating in a red Highlander jeep, who abducted a citizen in Nnewi by 1:30 pm yesterday 17/6/2024 and were trailed to Nnobi, where they engaged security operatives in a gun battle

“During the gun duel, one of the security Operatives was fatally hit by the bullet and due to the indiscriminate shootings by the hoodlums in an attempt to escape the scene, the bullet also fatally struck two innocent passersby in the area. 

“The Police Responding Team at the scene recovered the bodies of the victims and took them to the hospital but regrettably, three of the victims including a 22-year-old lady were confirmed dead by the doctors on duty while two others are currently receiving treatment.

“The Commissioner condemned the killing in the strongest possible terms and described the killers as cowards who have murdered sleep.  He condoles the families of the deceased and vows to get justice for the heroic act of the murdered Vigilantes Operative and unsuspecting members at the scene. 

“He also call on members of the public especially the eyewitnesses to assist us with information on the ongoing onslaught Operation.”

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