Police Special Forces and the Igbo-Eze North Police Division of Enugu State Command raided an IPOB/ESN camp at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area this morning, Friday 10.
According to the state police spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, three of the suspected hoodlums were neutralized in the ensuing gunfight, while many others escaped with varying degrees of severe gunshot wounds. “Four Pump Action guns, one locally fabricated revolver gun and pistol each, sixty-seven 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 July 21, 2023, at about 1 a.m., at Umuagama in the 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.
” Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, 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 CP 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 sending emails to email@example.com,” DSP Ndukwe stated.