The police in Imo state have repelled bandit attacks in Njaba town in the state.
A statement released by CSP Michael Abattam says on July 30, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba Town to launch an attack was intercepted by men of the Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police, Imo State command.
Abattam said in the ensuing firefight, one of their operational vehicles was demobilized and two of them neutralized and the remaining ones scampered into the bush.
'On searching the vehicle one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with ten rounds of live Ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.Â They detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices into the parking lots of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage.'he said
The spokesperson added that cordon and pursuant exercise is ongoing in the area and members of the public residing in the area should not panic as the ongoing Police clearance operation is designed to root out violent criminals in that axis and they should avail Police information ofÂ persons seen treating bullet wounds or hiding within the community be reported to the nearest police station.