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Stay- at -Home: Police kill 4 gunmen in Enugu
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 8 Jul 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

A combined team of tactical operatives of Enugu Police Command on Friday evening recovered the remains of four gunmen who were shot when they were trying to enforce sit-at-home order in Awkunanaw area of the of the state earlier in the day.

The remains of the gunmen were recovered in a forest behind G. Ede Filling Station/7-Up, at Awkunanaw, Enugu, where they escaped into after encounter with police operatives earlier Friday.

According to Enugu Police Command spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, police operatives of the Awkunanaw Division of the Command had earlier on Friday intercepted and engaged the criminals in a gun duel at One-Day, Awkunanaw.

He said the gunmen were confronted by the police operatives as they were snatching an Enugu State Transport Company, ENTRACO-branded Sharon mini van at gunpoint for their deadly operation.

On the recovery of the remains of the gunmen, Ndukwe said, “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 hoodlums, in a forest behind G. Ede Filling Station/7-Up, at Awkunanaw, Enugu, where they escaped into.

“Although they managed to escape with serious gunshot injuries, a thorough search conducted on the vehicle led to the recovery of one AK-47 rifle with a magazine loaded with 19 live ammunition of 7.62 calibres, two bottles of petrol bomb and other incriminating exhibits.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has once again reassured 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, as they go about their lawful businesses. He, however, solicits their continued support.”

 

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