The hoodlums that murdered former Enugu State Commissioner for Rural Development Ozor Gabriel Onuzulike ‘infiltrated into Oji River (in Enugu State) from Anambra State’.
The Enugu State Police Command stated this on Saturday in a release signed by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe.
Onuzulike was killed yesterday alongside his brother Elvis at Nkpokolo-Achi in Oji River LGA of Enugu State. The late commissioner at a time served as the council chairman of Oji River LGA.
Ndukwe in the release said, “The preliminary report reveals that two of the assailants, said to have infiltrated into Oji-River from neighbouring Anambra State community, in the evening hours of 18/11/2022, that attacked and murdered one Gabriel Onuzulike (identified as former chairman of Oji-River LGA and commissioner in Enugu State Government) and his brother at Nkpokolo-Achi in Oji-River LGA, were neutralized by a joint police/army team, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident and intercepted the hoodlums at Inyi community of the same LGA, as they were escaping into Anambra State.
“The team further recovered an AK-47 rifle with two magazines loaded with ammunition, while a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep belonging to the deceased victims, a Toyota Camry car the assailants attempted to snatch from another victim and a RAV4 Jeep they used for the heinous criminal operation, amongst other incriminating items, were also recovered.
“Manhunt of the assailants, many of whom escaped into nearby forest with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gun duel as a result of the superior firepower of the joint team, is still ongoing.”