Three Suspected ‘Sit-At-Home Enforcers’ Killed In Igboeze North


By Adadareporters

The Enugu State Police Command has announced the killing of three suspected enforcers of ‘illegal sit-at-home’ orders in Igboeze North local government area.

According to a release by the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the operation was carried out by a combined team of police special forces and operatives serving in Igbo-Eze North Police Division on Thursday morning.

He stated that the killing followed the raiding of an ‘IPOB/ESN camp at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North LGA’, noting that the operatives ‘were engaged in a gun duel by the subversive criminal elements’.

Quoting the statement, “Three of the hoodlums were neutralized in the ensuing gunfight, while many others escaped with varying degrees of severe gunshot wounds.

“Four pump action guns, one locally fabricated revolver gun and pistol each, sixty-seven live cartridges, military camouflage uniforms, fabrics of IPOB insignia, objects suspected to be amulets and other incriminating exhibits were recovered.”

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the criminal elements were responsible for the shooting and killing of two neighbourhood watch personnel on 21/07/2023 at about 1am at Umuagama in Enugu-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North LGA, and had also made several attempts to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in some parts of the LGA’.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has reiterated the commitment of the police towards weeding out unrepentant criminals in the state.

CP Ammani stated this while commending the operatives for successfully executing the operation. He further ‘tasked them and others to remain firm, resilient and maintain the tempo’, Ndukwe added.

The CP further solicited the continued support of citizens of the state, while urging residents of Igbo-Eze North LGA, and owners of medical facilities, in particular, ‘to promptly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station’.

Ndukwe urged members of the public to call the command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003702, 08075380883, 08086671202 or 08098880172, or send emails to in case of emergencies.

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