I. Assault (AR) Rifle Breach N0: 03018058
II. Assault (AR) Rifle Breach N0: 070007055
III. Assault (AR) RIFLE Breach N0: 5801297
IV. Six locally fabricated Explosive Devices
V. Police Beret Cap
VI. 7 AK47 Magazines fully loaded
VII. 1 military cap
VIII. 1 military cardigan (Polo)
IX. 1 Silver Coloured Mini Bus with Reg N0: WAM-8673 B ABD
X. I Hummer Bus with Reg N0: KED-382 X Ladden with Explosive Devices.
According to SP Bala Elkana, “The same gang together with their members that were killed in previous operations were responsible for a series of attacks in different parts of the State. “They are the same people in the viral video that blocked the flyover at Orji and killed three unarmed civilians, including a woman they brought out of their vehicle blindfolded.”
He added: “a Police Inspector sustained gunshot wounds during the exchange of fire this morning and is currently receiving medical attention.”
It was indicated that the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command, CP Abutu Yaro, has commended the gallant effort of the security forces who stood firm and put their lives on the line in this accomplishment and restored sanity to Imo State. The CP used the opportunity to condole with families of Policemen that lost their lives in the hands of these terror gangs over the last few weeks and those that sustained various degrees of injuries. They are the real heroes., the CP said.
The Police Commissioner also extended his gratitude to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, for supporting the command with the necessary resources used in combating the deadly gang.
The CP also thanked the Government and people of Imo State for their support and undiluted trust in the ability of the Police to restore peace to the State.
Most importantly, the Commissioner of Police deeply appreciated the Armed Forces and the DSS. “The Department of State Services has constantly fed the joint operation with credible intelligence while the Military has consistently provided defence and outer cover to the Police. The synergy amongst all the services is superb and has culminated in the landmark victory recorded today,” the CP stated.
The Police Commissioner, thereafter, called on all those in possession of weapons stolen from Security Agencies to return them to the nearest Police Station or Military Installation not later than 12th June 2021, to prevent the long arms of the law catching up with them.