Troops Kill Four Gunmen Trying To Enforce Sit-At-Home In Imo

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Troops of 34 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Obinze, in Owerri, killed four gunmen trying to enforce sit-at-home by shooting sporadically, threatening lives and properties in Amaifeke and Ihioma communities in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo on Monday.

This was made known by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in Owerri.

According to the Army spokesman, items recovered from the gunmen include, a Toyota Hilux truck reportedly snatched at gunpoint on Sunday, mobile telephone handsets, one pump action gun, 10 live cartridges and charms.

Nwachukwu stated that the gunmen, were neutralised in a fierce encounter with the troops.

“They opened fire on sighting the patrol team out to ensure safety and security of lives and property of citizens.

“The vigilant troops engaged the criminals and neutralised four of them while others escaped from the scene,” he stated.

Mr Nwachukwu called on members of the public to provide credible information on the movement of criminal elements to security agencies whenever they are sighted in their communities.

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