Police Operatives of Enugu State Command has foiled an attempt to kidnap some road users at Ogbeke-Nike, along Ugwogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka road.
The hoodlums had blocked the road and shot sporadically, before the Operatives, some of whom were on VIPs escort duty, gallantly responded.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, through the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe in a statement made available on Monday,disclosed that two of the miscreants were neutralized on the spot, while many others escaped into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds.
He stated: “One (1) AK-47 rifle with two (2) magazines, eighty-two (82) and sixteen (16) rounds of 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm calibres of live ammunition respectively, one (1) cutlass, two (2) mobile phones and other incriminating exhibits*, were recovered from the hoodlums”.
He stated one of the Operatives who sustained a gunshot wound in the ensuing gun duel was taken to the hospital and later confirmed dead by doctors in the morning hours of Monday, 04/09/2023 noting that His remains have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
He reiterated the commitment of the Police to ruthlessly deal with, and rid the State of unrepentant criminals, especially those involved in violent crimes.
He implored citizens of the state to remain security conscious, law-abiding and promptly report criminals and individuals found with bullet wounds to the nearest Police Station.