Report Anyone With Gunshot Wound To Us, Police Say After Killing Two Hoodlums In Enugu Forest

Two suspected criminals were Wednesday killed in an Enugu forest, according to the state Police Command.

THE WHISTLER gathered that the operation was carried out by police operatives serving in Igbo-Etiti division working with the neighbourhood watch group of the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the operatives utilized an intelligence report and raided the suspects’ criminal camp in the forest located in Igbo-Etiti.

Hé stated that, “The criminal elements opened fire on the operatives upon sighting them. However, the operatives returned fire at a superior level, forcing the criminals to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds. Thereafter, two of the fleeing suspects’ lifeless bodies were discovered and recovered in the forest.”

Ndukwe mentioned items recovered from them to include one AK-47 rifle, four magazines loaded with seventy-five live 7.62 mm calibre ammunition, and one Beretta pistol loaded with eight live .9 mm calibre ammunition.

One KC Sanya and Honda ladies’ motorcycles, one GTB ATM card, a cash sum of N2,600 and several raw food items were also recovered from them, police said, adding that, “Preliminary investigations suggest that the group is responsible for various crimes in Nsukka area of Enugu State, including the recent attack and murder of police and other security personnel.”

The Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu, while commending the team for the operational success, called on owners of medical outfits and the public to quickly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the police.

He further directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), and Heads of Tactical Squads to remain steadfast and ensure that they further identify hideouts and hunt down criminal elements in their respective operational jurisdictions.

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