The Enugu State Police Command have explained how it crushed a five-man gang who were illegally enforcing sit-at-home in Enugu on Friday morning.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, while disclosing this in Enugu, Friday evening recalled that the police had earlier on the same day reported that operatives of the Awkunanaw Division of the Command intercepted and engaged the criminals in a gun duel at One-Day, Awkunanaw, Enugu, as they were snatching an Enugu State Transport Company, ENTRACO-branded Sharon mini van at gunpoint for their deadly operation.
Update the public on the operation, the PPRP 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.
“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.”