The Police Command in Enugu State has neutralised three suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its militant group, the Eastern Security Network, ESN in their hideouts within Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area in Enugu State.
Police operatives also recovered three pump-action guns, 10 machetes and other incriminating exhibits.
The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement on Monday in Enugu, said the criminals were busted at about 2:15 am on Monday.
“Three of the hoodlums, who opened fire on the joint team upon sighting them, were neutralised while several others escaped with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gunfight.
“There has been an intense manhunt for those on the run,” Ndukwe said.
The commissioner reiterated the avowed commitment of the police and other security forces to sustain the onslaught against unrepentant violent criminals operating under any guise.
He, therefore, enjoined all and sundry to report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station.
“The good people of Enugu State should remain law-abiding and continue to provide the police with actionable security information and intelligence,” he advised.