Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaArmed Men Gun Down 2 Police Operatives In Enugu
…Vehicles Used By Perpetrators Recovered

The Commissioner of Police Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani has confirmed the attack and death of two police operatives serving in Uwani Police Division of the Command.

In the command’s official bulletin signed by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the two dead operatives were on routine stop and search duty at Osadebe Street, along Campus Gate Road, by Kenyatta Market Enugu on Sunday 26/03/2023 at about 11.30 am when they were attacked by armed hoodlums operating in SUVs.

In the ensuing gun duel, the two Operatives sustained severe gunshot injuries but on getting to the hospital they were confirmed dead and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation;

While many of the hoodlums escaped with varying degrees of fatal gunshot injuries.

The PPRO further revealed that the Command immediately launched a manhunt of the assailants, which resulted in the miscreants abandoning the black-coloured Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic Jeep they used for the operation along Enugu/Port-Harcourt Road, Enugu.

“The vehicle, riddled with gunshots and blood stains, has been recovered. The recovery of the vehicle and the signs thereof corroborates preliminary investigation, which suggests that at least two of the hoodlums were neutralized.”

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, FDC, has ordered Tactical/Operational Operatives of the Command to sustain the ongoing manhunt operation, warning that anything short of fishing out and bringing the assailants to book, to assuage the unfortunate loss of the two Operatives, will not be accepted.”

“The CP, therefore, urges citizens of the State and the general public to assist the Command with useful information that will aid the speedy arrest of the suspects, while calling on them and owners of medical facilities in particular, to report any person or persons, dead or alive, sighted with gunshots injuries to the Police.”

Ije Ulasi (Regional Correspondent)

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