Police begin manhurt of  Killers of two cops , recover vehicles

Enugu state Police Command has confirmed the killing of two policemen  at Kenyatta market area of Enugu metropolis and subsequent recovery of  vehicles used for the operation.

Police public relations officer, Enugu State Command, DSP Daniel  Ndukwe disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. 

According to the statement, 

“Police Operatives serving in Uwani Police Division of Enugu State Command, while on routine stop and search duty at Osadebe Street, along Campus Gate Road, by Kenyatta Market Enugu, were today, 26/03/2023 at about 11.30am, attacked by armed hoodlums in their numbers and operating in SUVs, who suddenly opened fire on them.


“Many of the hoodlums escaped with varying degrees of fatal gunshot injuries in the ensuing gun duel, while two of the Operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were moved to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation.

“Consequently, manhunt of the assailants, which was immediately launched, 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, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered Tactical/Operational Operatives of the Command to sustained 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 facility in particular, to report any person or persons, dead or alive, sighted with gunshots injuries to the Police.

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