Police Operatives of Enugu State Command, in the evening hours of 3rd September 2023 foiled an attempt to kidnap some road users at Ogbeke-Nike, along Ugwogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka road.
The hoodlums had blocked the road and shot sporadically, before the Operatives, some of whom were on VIPs escort duty, gallantly responded. Two of the miscreants were neutralized on the spot, while many others escaped into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds.
One AK-47 rifle with two magazines, eighty-two and sixteen rounds of 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm calibres of live ammunition respectively, one cutlass, two mobile phones and other incriminating exhibits, were recovered from the hoodlums.
However, one of the Operatives who sustained a gunshot wound in the ensuing gun duel was taken to the hospital and later confirmed dead by doctors in the morning hours of 4th September 2023. His remains have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.