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The Anambra State Police Command has disclosed that it has raided certain hideouts purportedly belonging to gunmen who specialise in targeting police formations in the state. 

SP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state police spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday that the operation was carried out on Friday by the state’s Joint Security Force in the Ogbaru forest in the Ogbaru Local Government Area.

Ikenga stated that throughout the several-hour operation, multiple camps were discovered and demolished, as well as guns and ammunition confiscated.

He said, “Anambra State Joint Security Force on Friday extended its manhunt for criminals attacking security formations in the state to the 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.

“Several camps were found and destroyed during the operation, which lasted several hours. Nine improvised explosive devices recovered from the camps were safely defused by the police bomb squad.”

Furthermore, the PPRO stated that the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the military for its steadfastness in supporting the fight against criminality.

“The CP 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 Commissioner of Police also warned cultists running amok in the state capital to be aware that their days are numbered. He warned that security will not fold its hands and watch them destabilise the state in the name of cult rivalry leading to fatalities.”

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