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Police Kill Two Gunmen In Enugu, Recover AK-47 Rifle

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The police command in Enugu State has disclosed that its operatives, serving in Anti-Cultism Tactical Squad, have killed two hoodlums during an intelligence-guided raid of a suspected ESN criminal hideout in Akwuke community of Enugu South Local Government Area of the state.

The raid, which according to the spokesman of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, took place at on Saturday, March 30, at about 2:30 a.m, was in pursuance of the Easter proactive and crime prevention strategies devised by the state Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu.

Ndukwe however disclosed that the operatives were met with resistance from the renegades, who opened fire upon sighting them, but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the operatives.

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“Two of the criminal elements were neutralized, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds. One AK-47 rifle, one submachine gun (SMG), one stainless pump-action gun (PAG), 27 live and 23 expended rounds of 7.62 mm caliber ammunition were recovered after the raid.

“Also recovered are five live cartridges, and a small blue-colored Gideon New Testament bible used to conceal objects suspected to be charm.

“A preliminary investigation reveals that the breech number of the recovered AK-47 was wiped off and that the criminal elements are responsible for several attacks and carting away of police officers rifles, as the rifle’s magazine bore the Nigeria Police Force colour. Further discreet investigations are ongoing”, he said.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, while commending the operatives for the operational feat, has reaffirmed the command’s unwavering commitment to rid Enugu State of unrepentant criminals.

He, however, solicited the continued support of the citizenry, while urging them and owners of medical facilities, in particular, to report persons found with gunshot wounds to the police.

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