Joint Police, DSS Operatives Neutralize 3 Male Suspects In Enugu

Three male armed robbery suspects were neutralized by a combined Police and Department of State Service team on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at around 1 p.m., following a shootout at Second Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu.

According to a statement from DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the spokesperson for the Enugu State Police Command, the feat led to the recovery of two locally made revolver pistols, six live rounds of .9mm calibre ammunition, the gang’s operational tricycle with Enugu registration number MGL 100 WL and fleet number ENS/20560, and objects suspected to be charms.

Other exhibits recovered are cash sums of about five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000.00), rolls of POS transaction printing papers, assorted mobile phones, wallets, bags, and other exhibits, the hoodlums robbed from POS operators and their customers at different locations.

The hoodlums had at about 1 p.m. today, attacked POS operators at different locations in the Enugu metropolis, dispossessing them of the recovered exhibits. The operatives, however, mounted surveillance on them, while the criminal elements opened fire upon sighting them. The security operatives responded with superior firepower, neutralizing the three of them and recovering the exhibits in the process. Many of the victims have identified the hoodlums, and some recovered exhibits, as theirs.

Further discreet investigation and fishing for other members of the criminal gang is ongoing.