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Hoodlums suspected to be gunmen operating in Anambra State have attacked and burnt to death a vigilante operator in Nnewi.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Awka on Sunday, said the state Command will hunt down the perpetrators.

According to Ikenga, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has assured the peace-loving people of the state that no stone will be left unturned in hunting down the gunmen who attacked and burnt the Vigilante Office in Amichi, Nnewi South LGA.

He condoled with the town and people  on the loss of a vigilante operative during the attack.

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He disclosed that effort is ongoing to identify and smash the gang behind the attack. 

The CP commended vigilante groups across the state for their commitment to the protection of the citizenry and assured that the Police would do all within its powers to protect them.

The Commissioner has also directed Police Tactical Teams and Special Forces across the state to respond promptly to all distress calls from vigilante groups anytime they come under attack.

He prayed for the sweet repose of the vigilante operative who lost his life in the attack  and assured that his death will not be in vain. 


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