Dare-devil robbers gun down 2 policemen, steal AK47 rifle

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The Police in Anambra State on Monday lost two of its men to  dare-devil armed bandits  at the Upper Iweka part of Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State.


It was gathered that the robbers, operating with a  motor-bike  took the police team by surprise, and shot  them at close range, before dispossessing them of an AK47 rifle belonging to one of the Policemen.

According to  eyewitnesses, one of the policemen, Inspector Cyril Onyia, who was rushed to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi was confirmed dead on arrival while the other, sergeant Ike Anari, died on the spot.

It was further learnt that the deceased were said to be attached to Operations department, Awka and were on patrol when they met their untimely death.


Confirming the incident, the Onitsha Police Area Commander, an Assitant Commssioner of Police  (ACP),  Mr. Yahaya Abubakar, said the incident took place in Awada that is within Awka Area Police command.

It would be recalled that no fewer  than five Policemen have been killed  within a space of three months in Idemili and Onitsha axis this year, an ugly development some  keen observers of events in the  state said may not be unconnected to the build-up to the November 18, governorship election.

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