Vigilante group kills three armed hoodlums in Anambra

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Three gunmen have been shot dead by members of the Anambra Vigilante Group, (AVG).

It was reported that the incident took place on Monday morning in Okija, Ihiala local government area of the state around 3.30 am.

The gunmen numbering about 15 stormed the camp of the vigilante members, thinking they were sleeping.

According to one of the AVG members, the gunmen came with AK-47 riffles and different charms.

The charms, according to the source, were hung on their necks, waists, hands and legs.

“When they came, they opened fire on us without knowing they stepped into the lion’s den.

“Let them continue coming we are ready for them, nonsense people.”

The report was confirmed by one of the Senior Police officers in the state, when the state police public relation’s officer, Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached.

The officer, said the command was working in tandem with the vigilance groups in the state and other sister agencies to make Anambra state the safest state in the country.

He said the vigilance group would hand over the corpses of the suspects to the command, including the arms recovered from them.

Meanwhile, members of the community were in jubilant mood over the killing of the suspects.

One of the residents, who gave her name as Patience, said the hoodlums had been terrorizing Okija for a long, the reason, according to her, the people constituted a committee.

“That decision has started paying dividends.

“Our people are determined to succeed on this project,” she said.

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