Police kill suspected IPOB/ESN member in Enugu, recover arms

Operatives of Enugu State Police Command in collaboration with members of the state Neighborhood Watch Group, have neutralised a suspected member of the Eastern Security Network, the armed wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The security agencies also recovered his firearm and ammunition with other exhibits.

The police disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday night which was signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe.

The suspect according to Ndukwe, was killed on Saturday at about 10:45 pm in Igbele village by Amachala road in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, when the victim and his alleged group opened fire on the security personnel.

The police boss said the feat was achieved following what he described as the new policing strategies devised by the state Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu, to rid the state of unrepentant criminals.

He said the operatives involved in the operation are from Igbo-Eze North Police Division of the Command and the NPF Special Forces.

“One pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges, three expended cartridges, objects suspected to be amulets, and one black (inscribed “Special Constabulary”) and yellow-coloured beret each was recovered from the neutralised member of the outlawed group.

“The feat is consequent upon the operatives’ swift response to credible information on the wanton criminal activities of the renegades, who, in their numbers, blocked the road and opened fire on them.

“The Operatives, however, tactically returned fire at a superior level, leaving many other members of the subversive criminal group escaping with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.”

Ndukwe said that the CP has commended the team for the job well done while assuring them of the commitment of the Command to sustain the onslaught against unrepentant criminals.

He, however, appealed to the citizens of Enugu State to continue to support the Police in its to rid the society and the state of criminal elements.