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Police solicit Enugu residents’ support to apprehend killers of 2 operatives

The Enugu State Police Command has appealed to the residents for the support to track down the hoodlums that killed two policemen on Friday night.

It also urged them to report anybody seen with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police station.

The command made the appeal in a statement issued through its spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on the attack that happened in the state capital.

Giving details of how the attack happened, Ndukwe said that operatives of the command attached to Ogui Division had, on May 10, 2024, around 9.30 p.m., while conducting stop-and-search along Presidential Road, suddenly came under attack by armed hoodlums, whom he said were suspected to be members of IPOB/ESN criminal elements.

Ndukwe said that the hoodlums operated in three SUV jeeps.

The operatives according to him returned fire, forcing them to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds and abandoning a recovered Lexus RX 300 jeep with Reg. No. KTU 991 FD.

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He, however, regretted that “two of the operatives sustained gunshot injuries in the ensuing gun duel and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.”

Although, he did not disclosed the health status of the policemen shot, who it was gathered were extorting motorists when the hoodlums struck, the State Government, however, confirmed that they were dead.

Meanwhile, Ndukwe said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, had ordered the massive deployment of the Command’s operational, tactical, and intelligence resources to sustain the ongoing operations to hunt-down and bring the criminal elements to book.

“The CP, therefore, solicits citizen support through the provision of credible information and intelligence, urging the public and owners of medical facilities in particular, to quickly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station. Or alternatively, contact the Command’s Control Room through 08032003702, 08098880172, or 08086671202, or send emails to [email protected].”

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