Enforcement of Illegal Sit-at-Home: 3 Hoodlums Killed in Enugu

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A joint security team, comprising Police Operatives of the Enugu State Command, NPF Special Forces, and Troops of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu, acting on credible intelligence, busted the criminal hideout of hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN subversive criminal elements in Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area, while they were perfecting plans to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in the State at about 2.15am on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Signature Tv Reporter, Chukwudi Maduakor, who was at Enugu State Police Command, reports that Daniel Ndukwe, a deputy superintendent and Public Relations Officer, said three of the hoodlums, who opened fire on the joint team on sighting them, were gunned down; while several others escaped with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gunfight.

Three pump-action guns, 10 machetes, and other incriminating exhibits were recovered.

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Ndukwe said that an intense manhunt is on for those on the run. Meanwhile, the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu, commended the joint team and reassured the residents of Enugu State of the safety and security of lives and property as they go about their lawful businesses in the State. He reiterated the commitment of the police and other security forces to sustain the onslaught against unrepentant and violent criminals operating under any guise.

Uzuegbu enjoins all and sundry to report individuals with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police station, remain law-abiding and continue to provide the Police with actionable intelligence.

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