Security Operatives on Sunday killed two gunmen at Oko in Orumba North local government area and at Oba in Idemili South local government Area, all in Anambra State.
The gunman killed at Oko was identified as a former vigilante who was part of a 4-man gang that has been involved in high profile killings and kidnapping around the area.
It was gathered that they had entered Oko through Nanka for a kidnap operation and almost succeeded when the police special force acting on a tip-off intervened and engaged them in a gunfire battle.
Eyewitnesses said one of them was killed while others escaped with various degrees of injuries.
Also, police raided the hideout of a deadly gang terrorising the Oba community and environ arrested some of the hoodlums who have held the state to ransom.
They also killed one of the notorious terrorists disturbing the area during the gunfire.
The crackdown on criminals in the state comes after the commissioner of police, Mr Echeng Echeng recently in a press interview with journalists promised to make Anambra state uncomfortable for gunmen terrorising the State.