The Police Command in Enugu State has launched a massive man-hunt for assailants that attacked police operatives on a routine stop-and-search duty at Uwani in the Enugu metropolis.
The Command’s Spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Monday in Enugu that the man-hunt had resulted in the assailants abandoning the black Mercedes Benz ML 350 they used for the operation along Enugu-Port-Harcourt Road.
Mr Ndukwe said the incident took place at Osadebe Stree, Kenyatta Market Enugu, on Sunday, March 26, at about 11:30 a.m.
“The armed hoodlums, who came in their numbers and operating in SUVs, suddenly opened fire on the police operatives on routine stop-and-search duty.
“Many of the hoodlums escaped with varying degrees of fatal gunshot injuries in the ensuing gun duel with the operatives.
“Two of the police operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were moved to the hospital and they were confirmed dead and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation,” he said.
The command spokesman noted that the vehicle, riddled with gunshots and blood stains, had been recovered.