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  • Updated: February 20, 2024

Sit-at-home: JTF, enforcers clash in Anambra, many injured

Sit-at-home: JTF, enforcers clash in Anambra, many injured

Achalla Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra was tensed up following a clash between the State Joint Task Force (JTF) and enforcers of Monday sit-at-home.

As a result, many residents of Anambra were said to be severely injured as some reportedly fled to neighbouring communities to seek safety.

In a statement on Tuesday signed by the Anambra State Police Spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, the command said the operation took the sit-at-home enforcers by surprise. 

It reads, "the hoodlums had disrupted trading in Achalla Market the previous Monday ordering traders to sit at home. This drew the attention of the security apparatus in the state leading to the Police Command engaging the hoodlums and giving them a full dose of the medicine in the early hours of Monday 19th February, 2024.

"Although, most of the fleeing hoodlums sustained various degrees of injuries, the Joint Task Force operatives were able to recover some items from them including vehicles and guns. The ammunition include: over 300 rounds of Machine Gun Ammunition and 34 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition for AK-47 rifle. Others are five exotic vehicles previously snatched at gun point."

Ikenga disclosed that the command had declared a manhunt for abductors the fleeing hoodlums and promised to arrest them in no time.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police had directed that the owners of the recovered vehicles be contacted to come forward with proof of ownership to collect their vehicles.

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