Deadly Gun Battle Erupts in Anambra State

A deadly gun battle erupted in Anambra State on Tuesday, resulting in at least five fatalities and multiple injuries amid clashes between security forces and armed gunmen. The confrontation occurred as the Anambra Joint Security Force (JSF) launched operations against two gunman camps located in Aguluezechukwu, Aguata council area, and Ogboji, Orumba South council area....CONTINUE READING

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Security personnel conducted raids on the identified camps, seizing various items including locally crafted rocket launchers, charms, and police uniforms. While specific casualty figures were not disclosed by Anambra police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu, reports indicate that four gunmen and a police officer lost their lives during the exchange of gunfire.

Witnesses described chaotic scenes reminiscent of a war zone, with bullets flying and causing panic among residents. This incident adds to a series of security challenges in the region, including the recent killing of two police officers in Awgbu, Orumba North local government area, and an attack on another police station by unidentified assailants in previous weeks.

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In response to the escalating violence, the Anambra Police Command in Awka announced plans to expand operations into areas such as Obofia Forest, Aguluezechukwu, and Ogboji. Efforts to apprehend the perpetrators have been intensified as authorities seek to restore peace and security in the region.