Police kill suspected IPOB/ESN member in Enugu, seize weapons
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
Personnel of the Enugu State Police Command, in collaboration with members of the state Neighborhood Watch Group, have neutralized a person believed to be a member of the Eastern Security Network, an armed group of the indigenous people of Biafra.
Security authorities also seized his firearms, ammunition and other exhibits.
The police disclosed this in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, released on Sunday night.
Mr Ndukwe said the suspects shot and killed security personnel at Igbele village, Amachala Road, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state, at about 10.45pm on Saturday when the victim and his group of suspects opened fire on security personnel. It was done.
The police chief said the feat was achieved through a new police strategy developed by the state Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuebu, to rid the state of unrepentant criminals.
He said the personnel involved in the operation were from the Igbo Eze North Police Command and the NPF Special Forces.
“A pump-action weapon loaded with four live rounds, three spent rounds, an item believed to be an amulet, and one black (marked “Special Inspector”) and one yellow beret. Found by a neutralized member of an illegal force. group.
“This achievement was the result of agents’ quick response to reliable intelligence regarding the nefarious criminal activities of the rebels.The rebels blocked roads in large numbers and opened fire on them.”
“ However, the agents fought back “and with a level of tactical superiority, many other members of the subversive group escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.”
Mr. Ndukwe said the CP He praised the good work of the commander and assured the team of the command’s determination to carry out the attack. Unrepentant people to keep criminals.
He however appealed to the people of Enugu State to continue to support the society and the police in eliminating criminal elements.