Two members of a kidnapping gang has been killed by the Enugu State Police Command during a gun battle.
This was stated in a statement on Monday by DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesperson.
The statement reads, “A combined team of police operatives drawn from the NPF Special Forces, Awkunanaw Police Division and Tactical Teams of the Enugu State Command, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Olasoji Akinbayo, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at about 8 pm, rescued a male kidnap victim (names withheld) at Centenary, along Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway, after a gunfight with the hoodlums.
“One of the miscreants, simply identified as Baron, was neutralised on the spot in the ensuing shootout, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
“The victim’s black-coloured Lexus 350 Jeep was recovered alongside 1 locally made revolver gun loaded with for 4 cartridges and another locally fabricated pistol belonging to the criminal elements.
“However, further manhunt of the fleeing members of the gang led to the discovery and recovery of the lifeless body of the second neutralized hoodlum, simply identified as Chukwunonso a.k.a. “Nolly”, in the morning hours of today, 21/08/2023, in a forest at the location of the gun duel.
“The two neutralised members of the criminal gang have been on the criminals’ watch list of the Command, while the operational success was due to the Operatives’ swift response to a distress call on the kidnap of the victim, along Agbani Road Enugu, in the said night.”