Enugu: Police operative serving in Octopus Squad ‘B’ of Enugu Command at about 9pm on Friday, 27th January, 2023 bursted a gang of armed men operating under the notorious Ekpa Killer Squad in the State.
The gang according to DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the Police Public Relations Officer for Enugu command was “intercepted and busted at Diamond Estate axis of Onitsha Road Enugu, in an intelligence-guided sting operation.”
;Ndukwe in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, said a member of the gang later identified as Chinenye Nwadike, a 32-year-old male from Imo State but resident at Ndiagha, Amechi-Uwani Enugu, was arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds.
;“The team recovered a yellow-coloured tricycle the suspects were operating in, which was earlier reported snatched by the gang at gunpoint in the evening hours of the same date, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu.
“Other exhibits recovered include: two (2) assault rifles, one (1) English-made and one (1) locally-fabricated Pump Action guns each, one (1) double-barreled gun, three hundred and forty-nine (349) live ammunition of 7.62mm calibre, twenty-five (25) live cartridges, one (1) Monday (sledge) hammer, one (1) Battle axe head, four (4) Machetes, two (2) bottles of Six Followers Perfume and objects suspected to be charms.
Ndukwe further stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, while “commending the Operatives for acting on the crime prevention measures of the Command towards the actualization of the operational breakthrough, charged them to remain steadfast, resolute and ensure that the fleeing members of the gang are fished out.&a
“The CP enjoins citizens of the State to remain law-abiding, vigilant and continue to assist the Command with credible information and/or intelligence required to clamp down unrepentant criminals in the State.
Such information/intelligence can be supplied at the nearest Police Station; or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: