The commissioner of police, Enugu State, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered tactical/operational operatives of the command to fish out killers of two operatives of the command who were killed around Kenyatta Market while on stop-and-search duties.
This was contained in a statement by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday.
According to him, “Police operatives serving in Uwani Police Division of Enugu State Command, while on routine stop and search duty at Osadebe Street, along Campus Gate Road, by Kenyatta Market, Enugu, were today, 26/03/2023 at about 11.30am, attacked by armed hoodlums in their numbers and operating in SUVs, who suddenly opened fire on them.
“Many of the hoodlums escaped with varying degrees of fatal gunshot injuries in the ensuing gunduuel while two of the operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were moved to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead and their corpses deposited in the mortuary.
“Consequently, manhunt of of the assailants, which was immediately launched, resulted in the miscreants abandoning the black-coloured Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic Jeep they used for the operation along Enugu/Port-Harcourt Road, Enugu.
“The vehicle, riddled with gunshots and blood stains, has been recovered. The recovery of the vehicle and the signs thereof corroborate preliminary investigations, which suggest that at least two of the hoodlums were neutralized.”