The Enugu State Police Command reported on Friday that it had killed three Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area residents who were part of the Eastern Security Network of the Indigenous People of Biafra and taken their weapons.continue Reading
This information was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Friday by DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesman.
According to Ndukwe, the criminals were killed on Thursday when members of the Igbo-Eze North Police Division and a Special Forces unit from the police attacked their camp in the council’s Imufu neighborhood.
According to Ndukwe, when the operatives engaged the rebellious gangs in gunfire, “three of the hoodlums were neutralised in the ensuing gunfight,” while several more managed to flee with varied degrees of bullet wounds.
Four pump action weapons, a handgun, a locally made revolver gun, 67 live rounds, military camouflage outfits, materials with IPOB insignia, items that appeared to be amulets, and other incriminating items were found, according to the statement.
Ndukwe also claimed that preliminary investigation revealed “the criminal elements were responsible for the shooting and killing of two Neighborhood Watch Group security personnel on July 21, 2023, at about one in the morning in Umuagama in the Enugu-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North LGA and had made several attempts to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in some parts.” Of the council.
In addition to commending the officers for a job well done, he said that Ahmed Ammani, the Commissioner of Police, had reiterated the command’s unwavering commitment to rooting out repeat offenders in the state.
According to Ndukwe, the commissioner gave command officers the task of sustaining the pace and keeping tough while enlisting the help of state residents to weed out criminal elements from society.
He declared, “We are requesting locals in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, and proprietors of medical institutions in particular, to immediately report those seen with gunshot wounds to the closest police station. Alternatively, you can contact the Command by contacting its emergency hotlines at 0803 2003 702, 0807 53 80883, 0808 66 71 202, or 0809 888 0172, or by sending an email to email@example.com.