The Police in Ebonyi State have intercepted 753 dwell ammunition of Normal-Objective Machine Gun (GPMG) hid in a sack being transported in a business automobile from Abakaliki in Ebonyi to Umuahia, the Abia capital.
In an announcement on Sunday, Drive spokesman, Frank Mba mentioned intelligence-driven covert operation was a part of efforts by to determine and crack down on legal networks and provide chains for weapons and ammunition.
Mba disclosed that complete investigations aimed toward bringing to guide all individuals linked to the crime have been ongoing.
Nevertheless, following investigations into the foiled financial institution theft on the Onueke department of a business financial institution in Ebonyi in January 2021, the Police stormed the hideout of suspects positioned at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Native Authorities Space.
Mba mentioned the suspects, on sighting the Police squad, opened hearth. After the battle, 3 members of the gang, two male and one feminine, died because of bullet accidents.
Two AK 47 riffles, 5 pump motion weapons, 6 pistols, 50 Ak47 ammunition, 126 cartridges, jack knives, cutlasses, and a 40-page pocket book containing inventories of ammunition bought by the gang have been discovered.
A Honda Pilot Jeep with Reg No. ABJ 163 NJ used for the foiled financial institution theft was additionally recovered.
The Police additional traced the suspects to a shrine the place the robbers normally go for mystical powers earlier than their operations. Two of the suspects have been arrested.
Mba added that efforts have been ongoing to arrest different fleeing members of the gang and their non secular godfather – the chief priest of the shrine.