Two suspected armed robbers have been smashed by a joint Police/Army team after shooting three policemen dead in Enugu State.
This happened shortly after the hoodlums had wrecked havoc at security stop-and-search point near Agbani police Division in Nkanu West Local Government of the State.
The assailants, according to reports, allegedly opened fire on the police personnel who were in the line of duty near the Agbani Divisional Police station, which led to the death of the three Cops.
Daniel Ndukwe, spokesman of the Nigeria police Command in Enugu State disclosed this on Saturday in a statement.
He revealed that the chase for the assailants, many of whom escaped into a nearby forest is ongoing.
According to him, the hoodlums were intercepted and gunned down following a distress call by security agents who swing into action and engaged them in a gun battle.
One AK-47 rifle with two magazines loaded with ammunition, a Toyota Land Cruiser Spot Utility vehicle belonging to the deceased victims, according to the statement, a Toyota Camry car and a RAV4 SUV were recovered from the assailants.
Recall that unknown gunmen on Friday killed Chief Gabriel Onuzulike, former Commissioner in the State and Oji-River Local Government Area chairman with his elder brother at their Nkpokolo-Achi hometown.
“Pending the receipt of a detailed report, kindly be informed that preliminary report reveals that two (2) of the assailants, said to have infiltrated into Oji-River from neighbouring Anambra State community, in the evening hours of 18/11/2022, that attacked and murdered one Gabriel Onuzulike (identified as former Chairman of Oji-River LGA and Commissioner in Enugu State Government) and his brother at Nkpokolo-Achi in Oji-River LGA, were neutralized by a Joint Police/Army Team, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident and intercepted the hoodlums at Inyi community of the same LGA, as they were escaping into Anambra State”, the statement said.