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Police crush Jeep-snatching armed robbers in Anambra

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.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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