Enugu: Police Recover Vehicle, Rifles From Suspects After ‘Fatal’ Gun Duel

By Adadareporters

The Enugu State Police Command, Friday, said they dislodged suspected criminals after a fatal gun duel. The incident occurred today, according to police sources.

The state police PRO, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a release that the operations were carried out by operatives serving at Awkunanaw Division of the command.

He stated that, “In the morning hours of today, 07/07/2023, police intercepted armed criminal elements, who were attempting to snatch an ENTRACO branded Sharon minivan from its driver, at One-Day, along Agbani Road, Enugu.

“The gallant and eagle-eyed operatives engaged the miscreants in a gun duel, forcing them to abandon the vehicle and narrowly escaped with varying degrees of fatal gunshot wounds, due to the superior firepower of the operatives. An intense manhunt for the hoodlums is ongoing.

“The vehicle, with copious blood stains on the seats and other items therein, was recovered, and after a thorough search conducted, the following exhibits were recovered: one (1) AK-47 rifle with a magazine loaded with nineteen (19) rounds of live 7.62 calibre of ammunition, two (2) bottles of petrol bomb, one (1) hammer, one (1) plyer and one (1) Jack-knife.

“Other items recovered are a pair of canvass with blood stains abandoned by one of the escaping miscreants, fetish objects, one (1) mobile phone, three (3) criminal hoods, one (1) hooded long sleeves, another without a hood and other incriminating exhibits.”

Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Ammani, while commending the operatives, reaffirmed that the police and other security forces ‘shall remain focused, sustain the ongoing onslaught against the subversive criminals and ensure that the good people of the state continue to go about their lawful businesses without fear of any kind’.

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