Anambra: Many Killed As Joint Forces Bombard Hotspot of Unknown Gunmen

Anambra: Many Killed As Joint Forces Bombard Hotspot of Unknown Gunmen

  • The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS) have successfully raided criminal hideouts in Anambra State
  • It was gathered that the joint operatives gunned down scores of criminals during the exchange of gunfire
  • The operation occurred in the Mmiata Anam and Umuem Anam communities of Anambra East local government

Anambra, Mmiata - Scores of unknown gunmen have been annihilated by the joint forces of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS).

As reported by The Nigerian Tribune, the joint forces embarked on the operation on Monday, July 24, at the Owoko community of Mmiata Anam, Anambra East Local Government.

Nigerian Army, Anambra State
The joint forces burst into criminal hideouts in Mmiata Anam and Umuem Anam communities in Anambra State. Photo Credit: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP
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The operation came 48 hours after the NHFSS held another operation at the Umuem Anam community in the same local government that led to the killings of many unknown gunmen.

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Reacting to this development, the NHFSS operational officer in Anambra East, Chinedu Ojukwu, disclosed that the operation was embarked upon due to the intel it got about the location.

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He said the Nigerian Army was immediately prompted and mobilised to effect a clampdown on the notorious criminals.

Ojukwu said:

“Another operation took place today at Awoko in Mmiata Anam. Based on credible intelligence by our operatives.
“The Army swiftly mobilised officers and men who went with us on surveillance.
“However, the unknown gunmen, on sighting the combined team, opened fire which the team responded to. The criminals were subdued by the superior power of the Army."

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Meanwhile, the NHFSS appreciated the Chief of Army State (COAS), Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, for supporting the fight against criminals and criminality in Anambra state since the Army Chief assumed office.

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The NHFSS hailed the Nigerian Army for frequently mobilising its personnel to work with the Police, the DSS and other law enforcement.

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Similarly, a joint operation by the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Security (DSS) has clamped down on fighters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It was gathered that the Nigerian troops and the IPOB fighters were engaged in a fierce gun battle during the raid.

The army reportedly captured some IPOB fighters and seized their firearms and ammunition.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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