JUST IN: Five killed, many injured as security force clashes with gunmen in Anambra

No fewer than five persons were feared killed and others injured during a gun duel between security operatives and gunmen on Tuesday in Anambra.

The incident took place when the Anambra Joint Security Force (JSF)stormed two camps of the gunmen in Aguluezechukwu, Aguata council area and Ogboji, Orumba South council area respectively.

During the raid by the security operatives, some items like locally fabricated rocket launcher, charms,police uniforms among others were recovered.

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Though Anambra police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu did not disclose the casualty figures, reporters gathered that four gunmen and a police operative died during the shootout.

The source said their area was like a war zone as bullets were flying with deafening noise, causing residents fear and apprehension.

Penultimate week, two police men were killed in Awgbu, Orumba North local government area while another police station was attacked by hoodlums.

A statement by the Police Command in Awka on Wednesday explained the hunt for the gunmen had been extended to Obofia Forest, Aguluezechukwu and Ogboji areas.

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