Three members of a criminal gang that launched an attack on the convoy of Chris Uba, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been neutralized by the Anambra State Police Command.
During the attack by the gunmen, two police personnel of Enugu State Command were killed at Uga, in Aguata Local Government of Anambra State, on December 28, 2023.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderemi Adeoye, who confirmed this in an interview with reporters, said a 51-year-old kidnap victim was rescued during the operation.
He assured the public that intensive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang was ongoing, noting that there would be no hiding place for criminals.
He said: “Since the attack at Uga, the gang has been under close surveillance. But what held the police back was to avoid unintended casualties, as this is the season of merrymaking.
“The police struck immediately the gang was isolated from the innocent public somewhere around Ogboji, in Orumba South Local Government.
“Three members of the gang were killed, four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered and defused.
“In addition, two pump action guns and 16 live cartridges were recovered as well as one Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
“A 51-year old kidnap victim was rescued.”