Police in Ebonyi kill two sit-at-home enforcers in gun shootout

Police in Ebonyi kill two sit-at-home enforcers in gun shootout

The Ebonyi state command of the Nigerian Police Force killed two gunmen enforcing the sit-at-home order during a gun exchange.

Two other gunmen were also arrested, according to the police.

Ebonyi police spokesperson Onome Onovwakpoyeya disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

The PPRO explained that the command received information that gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were shooting in Okposi, Ohaozara local government area of the state to enforce the sit-at-home order.

The statement reads: “On the 10th of July, 2023, at about 13:50 hours, some armed men suspected to be IPOB/ESN members went to Okposi in Ohaozara LGA and started shooting sporadically into the air. On receipt of the information, the operatives of the Command immediately swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase.

”The hoodlums engaged the policemen in a gun duel, which resulted in one of them being neutralized while the others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds.”

“The police recovered several exhibits, including a bullet-riddled blue Highlander jeep, a pump-action gun, live cartridges, handsets (phones), a Sumec Fireman generator, charms, provisions robbed from shops, face masks, expended pump-action gun cartridges, and expended shell of AK 47 rifle ammunition.

”The following day, during a search of the bushes, the police arrested two other fleeing suspects who had bullet wounds.

“The arrested individuals are Emmanuel Edwin and Chigozie Udeh, while another suspect who was unconscious with bullet injuries later died on the way to the hospital.”

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