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The Police have neutralized the killers of an All Progressive Congress Chieftain (APC), Ahmed Gulak, who was killed by the assailants in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday morning.
The Police identified the assailants as members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN militia groups.
Ahmed Gulak, who was in a cab, was intercepted and shot by six armed bandits around Umueze Obiangwu, close to the Airport.
The assailants were said to have used a silver-colored Toyota Camry 2005 model, gold-colored Toyota Sienna 1998 Model, white-colored Toyota Hilux, and a gold-colored Lexus RX 330, according to the Police.
When the Police received a distress call on the gruesome murder of the deceased, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF), and Tactical Units were deployed to the crime scene.
Eyewitness accounts, especially by the Driver of the vehicle conveying Ahmed Gulak to the Airport before the attack, gave the Police a vivid description of the assailants and the operational vehicles used.
In a statement issued by the State Police Spokesperson, SP Bala Elkana, when the Police found the suspects, they engaged in a gun duel leading to the assailants.
“Having established the identity of the assailants and the description of the vehicles used in carrying out the attack, the teams further got details of the direction the hoodlums have taken. With further leads, the team was able to establish the location of the suspects.
“The suspects were rounded up at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area. The hoodlums were distributing onions to locals from a trailer they confiscated. The trailer was loaded with Onions from the Northern region of Nigeria.
“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums providing security coverage to those sharing the onions opened fire on the Police teams. The Gallant and battle-ready Police Officers swiftly returned the fire.
“The six hoodlums who carried out the killings and four other members of their gang were fatally injured. Three out of the four vehicles used in attacking Gulak were recovered.
“During the encounter, two of the police armored personnel carriers (APC) were riddled with bullets but survived the gun battle,” he said.
Three AK 47 rifles, one pistol, five AK 47 magazines with 92 rounds of live ammunition, and criminal charms were recovered.
The driver and a co- victim have identified the dead body of the IPOB/ESN members positively as their attackers and the three vehicles recovered as those used by the attackers.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, has commended the gallant effort of the team and admonished them to continue to protect the public space.