The police in Enugu state has reportedly shot dead an armed
robber and arrested his accomplice in Inyi community, Igboeze
North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to the Police spokesperson for the state, Ebere Amarizu,
the criminals were dressed in camouflage and armed to the teeth,
and the officers swung into action after receiving a distressed call
from the indigenes of the area.
“Members of the Counter-Terrorism Unit command on duty
at the Enugu -Markudi road of Nsukka axis, had received a distress call that armed hoodlums had blocked Nsukka Markurdi road by Inyi in Igboeze North LGA and we’re wreaking havoc on their victims.
Following the distress call, the officials swung into action promptly, which resulted in the exchange of gunshots and in the process, one of the armed hoodlums was injured and later confirmed dead by a doctor while the other armed hoodlum identified as Godwin Okpe from Ogbadigbo LGA of Benue State, dressed in camouflage, is also injured and being revived to lead process into further investigations”.
Again, the state command of the Nigeria Police is appealing to members of the public particularly hospital operators/owners to watch out for anyone with suspected bullet injury and report promptly to any nearby police station for necessary action,” he added.
Items recovered include; two double barrel guns fashioned to look
like AK47 rifles, Logs of wood they used for road blocks, sums of
money suspected to be stolen from their victims, torchlight and a
pair of boots.