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Joint Security Forces Hits Anambra Forest, Destroy Insurgents Camps, Recover Bombs



By Praise Chinecherem

Anambra State Joint Security Force on Friday extended its manhunt for criminals attacking security formations in the State to Ogbaru forest.

Locations around Amiyi and Ochuche were combed for the insurgents. Troops of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy lent considerable firepower to the operation which completely routed the hoodlums from their hideouts in the forest.

Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement, said several camps were found and destroyed during the operation which lasted several hours.

He disclosed that nine Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered from the camps were safely defused by Police Bomb Squad.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye commended the Military for its steadfastness in supporting the fight against criminality.

“He also thanked the DSS, NSCDC, NDLEA, NIS and various Vigilante Groups across the State for the wonderful synergy that is yielding fantastic results in keeping Anambra State Safe.

“The CP also warned cultists running amok in the State Capital to be aware that their days are numbered, warning that secutity will not fold its hands and watch them destabilize the State in the name of cult rivalry leading to fatalities.”

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