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Imo attacks: Police target unknown gunmen, begin ‘Operation Search and Flush’

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The Police in Imo State have introduced the activation of Operation Search and Flush to forestall additional assaults.

The graduation adopted the directive of the Inspector-Common of Police, Usman Baba to the command to make sure peace within the state.

In current months, members of a gang popularly often called ‘unknown gunmen’ (UGM) destroyed safety amenities in Imo and different states in South-East and South-South.

The Police are the worst hit, with dozens of personnel killed or injured. Final month, the Nigerian Correctional Service and the Police headquarters in Owerri have been hit.

An announcement by the Imo command spokesman, Ikeokwu Orlando, mentioned the Commissioner, Abutu Yaro charged personnel to work in the direction of the success of the operation.

Yaro informed them to be swift within the response to misery calls and neutralize “any bandit seen”.

The Police chief knowledgeable officers and males that Governor Hope Uzodinma has made enough preparations for his or her welfare and warranted that allowance might be promptly paid.

He confirmed medical preparations have been emplaced in case of accidents, in addition to the supply of logistics and gear.

The groups might be posted to all of the Native Authorities Areas in Imo for crime prevention /detection patrol and confidence-building patrols.

Yaro warned towards extortion and different corrupt practices, including that “the Command is not going to hesitate to activate the drive disciplinary mechanisms on anybody discovered culpable to any unethical conduct”.

In the meantime, operatives arrested Micheal Osundu, an alleged member of the ‘unknown gunmen’ in Owerri.

One pump motion rifle, greater than twenty dwell cartridges and Police uniform have been present in his possession.

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