June 18, 2024

Unknown gunmen have allegedly killed two police officers in Enugu State, Pmnews.ng learnt.

The officers were killed when the hoodlums ambushed a mobile police patrol team Wednesday evening.

The incident happened at about 7:30 pm along the Udi-Ozalla Road as the Operation Restore Peace Enugu team was on routine patrol.

The victims were identified as Danjuma Joseph, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Inspector Abu Elamaje.

The source hinted that they were rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla for treatment but were confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

Another officer, Inspector Udeme Udomeng, who sustained bullet wounds, was treated and discharged.

Daily Sun quoted a source in the command saying that “MINE and other command tactical teams reinforced at the area of incident on cordon and search operation for possible arrest of suspects. Further development shall be communicated.”

It is unclear whether the policemen were killed by the kidnappers who have been on rampage in different parts of the State or another set of hoodlums.

A few days ago, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had described the high rate of kidnapping in the State as outrageous and unacceptable.

The apex Igbo group called for an overhaul of the entire security architecture in the State.

Efforts by Pmnews.ng to obtain reaction from the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe was unsuccessful as he did not answer the calls.

A text message sent to him has also not been replied as of the time of filing this report.

This is coming barely two days after about eight security operatives were also ambushed and killed in Imo State.

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