ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Three assailants suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and it’s security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN), have been neutralized during a gun duel, between the group and security forces.
This operation, which occurred in the early hours of today, 18 September, thwarted their plans to enforce an unlawful sit-at-home order within the State.
The operation was made successfully through a collaborative security operation involving the Enugu State Police Command, NPF Special Forces, and the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu.
During the operation, they successfully dismantled a hideout used by the criminal elements affiliated with the IPOB/ESN, in Ezioha Mgbowo, Awgu Local Government Area.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, Police Public Relations Officer, State Headquarters, made this known in a press release issued to journalists in Enugu, on Monday.
However, several other suspects managed to escape with gunshot injuries, as an extensive search is currently underway to locate and apprehend those who fled the scene.
The operation led to the seizure of three pump-action guns, ten machetes, and various other incriminating items.
In light of these developments, Commissioner of Police CP Kanayo Uzuegbu expresses appreciation for the coordinated efforts of the joint security team.
He reaffirms the commitment of law enforcement agencies to uphold the security and safety of the citizens of Enugu as they engage in lawful activities.
CP Kanayo emphasizes the dedication of the police and other security units to continue their operations against unrepentant violent criminals operating under various disguises.
He further urges all residents to promptly report individuals with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station.
Additionally, he encourages everyone to remain law-abiding and to actively collaborate with the police by providing valuable security information and intelligence.