A nine-man gang that has been terrorizing the Nanka community of Anambra state was been paraded by the Anambra State Police Command on Monday.

The leader of the gang, Ifedilichukwu Nwankwo was said to have chopped off one of the ears of a Divisional Police Officer of Ajali Division (name withheld) who led the arrest team.

Speaking about the arrest of the notorious gang, the State Anti-Robbery Squad office at Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ali Okechukwu, said the village had got their freedom from the series of attacks by the gang.

Okechukwu said, “On 17/02/2016 at about 9am hours, one Okechukwu Udezuka of Oraifite and Ebuka, surname unknown, were shot dead at Tarzan, Nkpor by a gang of armed robbers.

“In the course of investigation, two persons namely Emamanuel Nwabudu, Chigozie Nweke, a.k.a Achito, were arrested.

“The suspects named one Ifedilichukwu Nwankwo of Nanka and others as those that attacked and killed Okechukwu Udezuka and Ebuka.

“Every attempt to arrest Ifedidilichukwu and his gang members proved abortive.But they were finally apprehended on the 27/06/2016.

“The DPO, who narrowly escaped death, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.