POLICE BEGIN MANHUNT FOR MASTERMINDS OF ATTACKS IN NNOBI AND NNEWI

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The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Nnaghe Obono Itam has condemned the recent violent attacks at Nnobi and Nnewi communities that resulted in the death of three individuals, including a vigilante operative and injuring of two others.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, the commissioner expressed outrage over the incident, describing the assailants as cowards and pledging a relentless manhunt to apprehend them.

Itam vowed that the command will get justice for the heroic act of the murdered vigilante operative and others and consoled the families of the deceased.

The tragic events unfolded on Monday when security operatives were tracking suspected kidnappers who attacked a burial ceremony and abducted a citizen using a red Highlander at about 1:30 p.m. in the Nnewi area.

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Police report said the suspects were followed to Nnobi, where they engaged in a gun battle with the police during which a vigilante operative was fatally shot while stray bullets struck two innocent bystanders.

The police commissioner called on the public, especially eyewitnesses, to provide any information that could assist in the ongoing manhunt operation assuring that further updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

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