In the early morning hours of Friday, members of a five-person gang who attempted to enforce an unlawful sit-at-home in Enugu were successfully taken down by the Enugu State Police Command.
This information was made public on Friday evening in Enugu by DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who serves as the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command.
He recalled that the police had earlier on the same day reported that operatives of the Awkunanaw Division of the Command had intercepted the criminals and engaged them in a gun duel at One-Day, Awkunanaw, Enugu, as they were snatching an Enugu State Transport Company, ENTRACO-branded Sharon mini van at gunpoint for their deadly operation. He said that he remembered that the police had reported this earlier in the day.
They were able to get away with serious gunshot wounds, but a thorough search of the car led to the recovery of further evidence as well as one AK-47 weapon with a magazine loaded with 19 live rounds of 7.62 calibre ammunition, two bottles of petrol bomb, and other items that pointed to their involvement in the crime.
In contrast, the PPRP provided an update on the situation by saying the following: “Further to the earlier report on Police Operatives serving in Awkunanaw Division of the Command, dislodging armed subversive criminal elements, who attempted to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order, in the early hours of today, 07/07/2023, a combined team of tactical Police Operatives of the Command have further discovered and recovered the lifeless bodies of four (4) of the male
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has once again guaranteed that the Police and other Security Forces in the State shall not relent in their efforts to maintain maximum security and safety of the law-abiding citizens, while they go about their legitimate enterprises. This statement was made by the Commissioner of Police.
However, he asks for their continued support in the sentence.