Police operatives in Anambra State crushed Jeep-snatching armed syndicate.
The operation, which was carried out by the Command’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), started when they responded to a distress call and stormed the hideout of a robbery gang.
The robbers had attacked one Chiegulem Chidera ‘m’ at Agouye Umuko Awka and snatched his Nissan Xtera jeep with Reg number Cross River GGJ 402 AA at gunpoint.
The suspects were trailed at Nkwo Agulu and on sighting the police, they opened fire, with the police responded promptly.
Consequently, the two suspects, one Onyebuchi Ngala ‘m’ aka Ceaser and Izuchukwu Okoro ‘m’, were fatally wounded during the gun encounter.
They were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include the snatched Xtera jeep, one Ak 47 rifle, one pump action gun, six life cartridges, four expended ammunition, five life ammunition of 7.62mm and two Ak47 magazines.
The deceased suspects were also among the gang responsible for the abduction of one Engr Emeka Chiaghana ‘m’ of Nibo on 25/10/2019.
Meanwhile, the case is still under investigation and effort is ongoing to locate the whereabouts of the abducted victim.