Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have killed notorious hoodlums in the state. Spokesperson for the command, Michael Abattam, confirmed this yesterday.
Abattam, in a statement, said: “Sequel to the terror attack on Njaba Police Station and the killing of a police inspector, the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, immediately mandated the command’s tactical teams to ensure a comprehensive investigation is conducted to fish out perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“On 6/ 9 / 2021 about 2000 hours , after diligent gathering of credible information and technical intelligence, the command’s tactical teams mobilised to the camp of the terror group that has been terrorizing the people of Obiapko community located in Ohaji Egbema LGA of Imo State.
“On approaching the terror camp, the hoodlums on sighting the command’s tactical teams shot at them, and there was an exchange of gunfire. Due to the superior firing power of the police, two of the hoodlums were neutralised while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. The gun of the neutralised hoodlums was recovered. A locally-made double barreled pump action gun.
“The community went on jubilating on hearing of the death of the two terror gangs. They identified them to be Modestus Ugwuoha a.k.a “MODUKPE”, an escapee from Imo Correctional Centre, Owerri, an ex-convict and the leader of the terror gang that have been violently robbing and raping women in their community. While the other one was said to be one of his vicious gang members.“