The Police in Ebonyi State have intercepted 753 reside ammunition of Basic-Objective Machine Gun (GPMG) hid in a sack being transported in a business automobile from Abakaliki in Ebonyi to Umuahia, the Abia capital.
In a press release on Sunday, Pressure spokesman, Frank Mba stated intelligence-driven covert operation was a part of efforts by to establish and crack down on legal networks and provide chains for weapons and ammunition.
Mba disclosed that complete investigations geared toward bringing to ebook all individuals linked to the crime had been ongoing.
Nonetheless, 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 situated at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Native Authorities Space.
Mba stated the suspects, on sighting the Police squad, opened fireplace. 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 had 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 had been arrested.
Mba added that efforts had been ongoing to arrest different fleeing members of the gang and their non secular godfather – the chief priest of the shrine.
Police intercepts 753 GPMG ammunition en path to Abia from Ebonyi