By Jude Michael
It was the end of the road for a gunman in Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, last Sunday, when he was neutralized by police operatives. The man was the driver of a criminal gang which was on an operation in Uli. A press release by the Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said gang members escaped during a confrontation with security forces, leaving the driver of their operational vehicle, who was killed. Ikenga said, ‘Anambra State Police operatives today, 26/6/2022, at about 4:45pm, gunned down a driver conveying armed men in Uli. ‘Operatives recovered one Honda Odyssey saloon car with registration number WER 221 ZS-IMO and charms.’ He said the police operatives were stationed at a nipping point along the Onitsha/Owerri Road, Uli, when the gunmen approached them. ‘The operatives repelled an attack by the gunmen who gun men who plied one-way and started shooting sporadically as they approached the personnel at the nipping point. ‘The operatives swiftly engaged the armed men and demobilized their operational vehicle. While some of them escaped through the bush, the driver was neutralized. No loss of life on the part of the police,’ Ikenga said. He said that an operation was still ongoing in the area and that further details would be communicated on any success in tracking the fleeing suspects.