Imo: Two killed in UGM-police shootout
Nigeria’s security forces have killed two unknown gunmen in a joint operation that included the Nigerian Army, Air Force, and the Nigerian Police Force in Imo.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abutu Yaro, confirmed this to journalists in Owerri on Thursday.
Mr Yaro explained that the security operatives killed the criminals in a shootout with the military at Ikenanzizi in Obowo local government area.
He disclosed that the military recovered two rifles, five motorcycles, a Lexus SUV, and one 18-seater bus from the gunmen.
The commissioner further said the operation was carried out in line with the federal government’s resolve to rid the country of criminal elements.
“It was a joint operation of the Army, Air Force and Police, two unknown gunmen were killed in the process, and investigation is ongoing,” the police chief stated.
He, however, said the team could lay hands on only one of the dead bodies. According to him, the hoodlums escaped with the other body.
“We have one corpse, but they escaped with the other one, and it has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre Owerri, morgue,” disclosed Mr Yaro.
He called on residents of the state to remain calm and go about their lawful activities, adding that security agencies have the situation under “firm” control.
More from Peoples Gazette
Children of the poor who are condemned to attend underfunded public universities as their only passports for social mobility will thank you.
INEC says the exercise is to enable registrants to make claims and objections to their details with the electoral umpire.
Mr Soludo said his vision was to ensure that any child born in Anambra would not leave the state in search of greener pastures elsewhere.
Aston Villa earned a shock victory over United as Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage time penalty.
Mr Yoriyo said the PDP remains the best political party ever, when compared to what is obtainable in the APC.