Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakilliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State.
A statement signed by the force public relations officer and commissioner of Police; Frank Mba, revealed efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition.
Mba also stated that Police operatives led by the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, stormed the criminal hideout of suspects indicted in a foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State, which occurred on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.
The suspects, on sighting the Police squad, opened fire on them but the Police team engaged them gallantly which led to the death of three members of the syndicate.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, Aliyu Garba and officers of the command, for excellently harnessing intelligence to nip the crimes in the bud, assured citizens of the renewed commitment of the Force to improving public safety and combating all forms of violent crimes across the land.