‘Four sit-at-home enforcers’ killed in gun duel with police in Enugu



The Enugu police command says its operatives have dislodged a group of hoodlums enforcing the sit-at-home order in the state.


Daniel Ndukwe, police spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the hoodlums were intercepted while they were trying to snatch an ENTRACO branded minivan.


Ndukwe said the operatives engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel but they escaped with varying degrees of  “fatal gunshot wounds”.


He said a manhunt was launched and four lifeless bodies of the hoodlums were discovered in a forest behind a filling station.


 “A combined team of tactical Police Operatives of the Command have further discovered and recovered the lifeless bodies of four of the male hoodlums, in a forest behind G. Ede Filling Station/7-Up, at Awkunanaw, Enugu, where they escaped into,” he said.


“A thorough search conducted on the vehicle led to the recovery of one (1) AK-47 rifle with a magazine loaded with nineteen (19) live ammunition of 7.62 calibres, two (2) bottles of petrol bomb and other incriminating exhibits.”


The spokesperson said the commissioner of police reassured that the force will not relent in its efforts to maintain maximum security in the state.


He also asked for the continued support of residents.

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