Police raid IPOB/ESN camp, kill 3, recover arms in Enugu

A combined team of Police Special Forces and Operatives serving in Igbo-Eze North Police Division of Enugu State Command, Thursday, August 10, 2023, raided an IPOB/ESN camp, at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area (L.G.A.) and killed three, wounded others in a gun battle with the suspected hoodlums

The Police Public relations officer of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwev,disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Enugu.

According to Ndukwe, the Police operatives were “engaged in a gun duel by the subversive criminal elements. However, three (3) of the hoodlums were neutralized in the ensuing gunfight, while many others escaped with varying degrees of severe gunshot wounds.”.

He added that Four (4) Pump Action guns, one (1) locally fabricated revolver gun and pistol each, sixty-seven (67) live cartridges, military camouflage uniforms, fabrics of IPOB insignia, objects suspected to be amulets and other incriminating exhibits were recovered.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the criminal elements were responsible for the shooting and killing of two Neighbourhood Watch Group security personnel on 21/07/2023 at about 1am, at Umuagama in Enugu-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North L.G.A., and had also made several attempts to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in some parts of the L.G.A.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, while reaffirming the Police’s unwavering commitment to weed out unrepentant criminals in the State, has lauded the Operatives for successfully executing the operation, tasking them and others to remain firm, resilient and maintain the tempo.

“The Commissioner of Police further solicits the continued support of citizens of the State, while urging residents of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area and owners of medical facilities in particular, to promptly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station. Or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003702, 08075380883, 08086671202 or 08098880172, or send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.

“Viewers discretion is hereby advised due to the accompanying graphic photographs, please”, Ndukwe said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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