Three suspected gunmen were killed in the early hours of Friday following a raid on the camp of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Enugu State.
A combined team of Police Special Forces and Operatives serving in Igbo-Eze North Police Division of Enugu State Command raided the camp located at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area (L.G.A.) and were engaged in a gun duel by the subversive criminal elements.
Three of the hoodlums were neutralized, while many others escaped with varying degrees of severe gunshot wounds.
Four Pump Action guns, one locally fabricated revolver gun, and one pistol each, sixty-seven live cartridges, military camouflage uniforms, fabrics of IPOB insignia, objects suspected to be amulets and other incriminating exhibits were recovered.
According to the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, preliminary investigation revealed that the criminal elements were responsible for the shooting and killing of two Neighbourhood Watch Group security personnel on July 21, at Umuagama in-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North L.G.A.
They had also made several attempts to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in some parts of the area.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has reaffirmed the Police’s unwavering commitment to weed out unrepentant criminals in the State.
He also lauded the Operatives for successfully executing the operation, tasking them and others to remain firm, resilient and maintain the tempo.
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