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Enugu State Police Command Smashes Armed Robbery Gang (PHOTOS)

The Enugu state Police command has smashed a notorious gang of armed hoodlum which has been making life unbearable for the citi­zens of the state.

According to a state­ment by the command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, the operatives from the command on August 24, burst into the gang numbering four around the Edin­burg Road Ogui New Layout where they were engaged in an opera­tion and shooting spo­radically.
Amarizu said the bandits tried to escape when they noticed the presence of the police operatives but could not as the entire vicin­ity was cordoned.

“On observing the police operatives, the armed hoodlums tried to escape through vari­ous routes known to them but could not as all the areas had been locked up and which made the hood­lums who had earlier snatched a Hilux van belonging to one of the tertiary institution in the state from the driv­er and headed towards Bisalla road axis of the state where the police operatives of the com­mand engaged them in a serious gun duel that ensued which forced hoodlums to abandon the said van and escape into a compound sur­rounded by bush with­in the Bissala road axis of the state.

“The operatives, not relenting, pursued the hoodlums to the com­pound and later traced them into one of the room ceiling of a house in the compound where gun duel ensued and which led to the death of one of the hoodlums and leaving three of the hoodlums fatally injured and arrested,” Amarizu said.

The spokesman re­vealed that two AK 47 riffles were recovered from the hoodlums while the State Com­missioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, applauded the efforts of his operatives.

CREDIT: Breaking Times