Police crush four gunmen attempting to enforce sit-at-home in Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command successfully apprehended a five-man gang that attempted to enforce an illegal sit-at-home order in Enugu. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, provided this information in Enugu on Friday evening.

Earlier on the same day, the police reported that officers from the Awkunanaw Division of the Command intercepted the criminals in a gun battle at One-Day, Awkunanaw, Enugu. The gang members were attempting to snatch an Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO)-branded Sharon mini-van at gunpoint for their illicit operation.

Following the previous incident, the Enugu State Police Command provided an update on the operation. They reported that a thorough search of the vehicle used by the criminals led to the recovery of an AK-47 rifle with a loaded magazine containing 19 live ammunition of 7.62 caliber, as well as two petrol bombs and other incriminating items.

Additionally, the police informed that a combined team of tactical operatives discovered the lifeless bodies of four male suspects in a forest behind G. Ede Filling Station/7-Up, at Awkunanaw, Enugu, where they had fled to.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, reiterated the commitment of the police and other security forces to maintain maximum security and safety for law-abiding citizens. He requested the continued support of the public in their efforts to ensure a secure environment for all.

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