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Regional News of Friday, 29 April 2022


Akwa Ibom serial killer, gang members gunned down by police

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Operatives of the Special Weapons and Tactics Squad of the Police Command, Akwa Ibom State, led by Julian Igbudu, have gunned down a dreaded serial killer, one Malachi Uwem, and two of his gang members, Wisdom Akpan and Annansia Umoh.

The three criminals met their death in a gun duel with the operatives, while one Ndifreke Ebong, also a member of the gang, was wounded in the gun battle.

A statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer,Odiko Macson on Friday, titled ‘Game over for a notorious wanted murderer/ Armed robber, three gang members’ said they were traced to their hideouts at Ikang in Akpabuyo Local Government Area Of Cross River State and killed while trying to resist arrest.

According to the statement, exhibits recovered include one cut-to-size pump action gun, one locally-made pistol, a large number of cartridges, and assorted charms.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme while congratulating SWAT operatives other tactical teams, warned, that the state can never be safe a haven for hoodlums as the command under his watch would continue to spare no resources in bringing perpetrators to book.

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