Six bandits were killed when police and unknown gunmen engaged in a gun duel at Omuma town in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, Monday July 26.
Omuma, which is the home town of the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, had experienced gunmen’s invasion, including the killing of no fewer than seven security operatives, attacking on police formation and razing of the governor’s residence.
The latest attack claimed the life of the Divisional Police Officer of Omuma police Division, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
No fewer than three vehicles were recovered as police arrested eleven suspects in respect to the repelled attack.
The police spokesperson for the state, Michael Abattam, who confirmed the development, told our correspondent that tactical units of the command swiftly ambushed the bandits.
The command’s spokesperson said, “On July 26, at about 16:20 hours, armed bandits in a convoy of three vehicles were repelled in Omuma Town in Oru East LGA of Imo State.
“According to the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang of Omuma Area Command, who stated that, based on information received, the bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma Town, he immediately alerted the ever-active tactical teams of the command who swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprising attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralization of six of the bandits while eleven of them were arrested.”