POLICE

… Recovers AK-47 Rifle, Pistol, Ammunition, And Other Exhibits

Juliana Francis

Police Operatives of the Enugu State Command serving in Igbo-Etiti Division, working with the Neighbourhood Watch Group, said it has neutralised two suspected members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra after raiding their camps.

The State Police Spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said the operation occurred on June 12, 2024, around around 2 a.m.

He also revealed that the Police utilised an intelligence report and raided a suspected outlawed IPOB/ESN criminal camp in a forest in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area.

He added: “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, along with one AK-47 rifle, four magazines loaded with a total of 75 live 7.62 mm calibre ammunition, and one Beretta pistol loaded with eight live .9 mm calibre ammunition. Further recovered are one KC Sanya and Honda Today lady’s motorcycles, one GTB ATM card, a cash sum of N2,600.00, and several raw food items. The manhunt for others on the run is ongoing.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that the group is responsible for numerous heinous crimes in the Nsukka area of Enugu State, including the recent attack and murder of police and other security personnel.”

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

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

 

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