Police Repel IPOB’s Attack On Operatives In Enugu

Police Repel IPOB's Attack On Operatives In Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Police Command in Ogui Division have repelled attack by armed men suspected to be members of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network who operated in three SUV jeeps.

The hoodlums attacked the operatives around 9:30 pm on Friday while conducting stop and search along Presidential Road in Enugu.

It was gathered that the hoodlums suddenly attacked the operatives but the policemen swiftly returned fire, forcing the hoodlums to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds and abandoning a recovered Lexus RX 300 jeep with Reg. No. KTU 991 FD.

Spokesman of the police in Enugu, DSP Daniel Ndukwe who confirmed the attack in a statement, disclosed that two of the operatives sustained gunshot injuries in the ensuing gun duel and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

DSP Ndukwe stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kanayo Uzuegbu has ordered the massive deployment of the Command’s operational, tactical, and intelligence resources to sustain the ongoing operations to hunt-down and bring the criminal elements to book.

“The CP, therefore, solicits citizens’ support through the provision of credible information and intelligence, urging the public and owners of medical facilities in particular, to quickly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station,” he appealed.

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