Items recovered include one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, and 16 rounds of ammunition

The Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, engaged in a shoot out with armed robbers, killing one and arresting four.

The assailants, who stormed Agulu community in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, left residents scampering for safety as they engaged officers of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in a shoot out.

The State Police Command spokesperson, Raphael Uzoigwe, confirmed the incident, adding that it was the same gang that attacked and killed two vigilante group members at Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area on Tuesday.

Uzoigwe further revealed that the gang was responsible for the early morning robbery and kidnapping operations from Nkpor to Umuoji to Ojoto, Nnobi.

?Sometimes, they operate between Abatete, Neni, Agulu, among other neighbouring communities,? he said.

Items recovered from the gang include one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 16 rounds of ammunition and Mitsubishi L-300 bus, as well as the pump action gun the robbers snatched from the vigilante group members they killed.

Uzoigwe further said: ?Our target is to get night life back in Anambra State, especially during the forthcoming Christmas period and we must do it. That is the target of the state Commissioner of Police, Ballah Nasarawa.

?We are moving into all the nooks and crannies of this state to fish out those hoodlums and that is why our men have been deployed to all the remote areas in the state.”

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