The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepte 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sack while being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital to Umuahia, the capital city of Abia State.
The Force in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Mr. Frank Mba, said the intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, is part of efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country.
Similarly, following investigations into the foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State which occurred on Tuesday, 27th April, 2021; Police operatives led by the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, on 29th April, 2021, stormed the criminal hideout of suspects indicted in the investigations located at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The suspects on sighting the Police squad, opened fire on them. The Police team engaged them gallantly and professionally. At the end, three (3) members of the gang including two (2) male and one (1) female met their waterloo following bullet injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire. Other suspects fled in different directions.
In his reaction, the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, commended the police commissioner in Ebonyi and officers of the command for the feat recorded.
He also assured residents of the renewed commitment of the police to improving public safety and combating all forms of violent crimes across the country.