Juliana Francis

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, said that Operatives on March 30, 2024, at about 2:30 a.m., carried out an intelligence-guided raid of a suspected IPOB/ESN outlawed criminal hideout in Akwuke community of Enugu South Local Government Area, where guns and ammunition were recovered.

The Operatives were, however, met with resistance from the renegades, who opened fire upon sighting them, but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the Operatives.

Two of the criminal elements were neutralised, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

One AK-47 rifle, one submachine gun (SMG), one stainless pump-action gun (PAG), 27 live and 23 expended rounds of 7.62 mm caliber ammunition were recovered after the raid.

Also recovered are five live cartridges, and a small blue-coloured Gideon New Testament bible used to conceal objects suspected to be charm.

A preliminary investigation reveals that the breech number of the recovered AK-47 was wiped off and that the criminal elements are responsible for several attacks and carting away of police officers’ rifles, as the rifle’s magazine bore the Nigeria Police Force colour.

Further discreet investigations are ongoing.   The Commissioner of Police, while commending the Operatives for the feat, reaffirmed the Command’s unwavering commitment to rid Enugu State of unrepentant criminals.

He, however, solicited the continued support of the citizenry, while urging them and owners of medical facilities, in particular, to report persons found with gunshot wounds to the Police.




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