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Peace Has Returned to Imo After Gun Fight With Hoodlums – Police

The Police Commissioner in Imo, Mr Abutu Yaro, says peace has been restored in Orji, Owerri North Local Government Area, after Thursday’s shootout with hoodlums.

Yaro said in a statement issued in Owerri on Friday by police spokesman, SP Bala Alkana that four hoodlums were fatally injured, but others fled during the gun battle.

He said the police were on the trail of those who escaped from the gun battle.

Peace has been restored in Orji area by a combined team of the police and those of other supporting security agencies.

Three persons were killed by the gunmen who blocked Orji Flyover and started shooting at people. Cause of the shooting is still not clear; investigation has however, commenced.”

He stated

He added that the hoodlums had killed three persons in the area before the police arrived at the scene

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Alkana added that Special Forces intercepted the gang on the Orji Flyover riding in a blue Toyota Hilux van and a white bus.

He stated that the gun battle between the police and the hoodlums lasted for about 40 minutes before the latter bowed to superior fire power.

The peace loving people of Imo should continue to support the police with credible information on the movements and activities of criminal gangs in their neighbourhoods.

“Together we can continue to keep Imo safe,’’ the commissioner was quoted as saying.

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