A joint team of Police and Department of State Service operatives, on Sunday, 26th November 2023, neutralized three male armed robbery suspects at Second Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu, during a gunfight.
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 of about ₦500,000.00, rolls of POS transaction printing papers, assorted mobile phones, wallets, bags, and other exhibits.
The hoodlums robbed POS operators and their customers at different locations.
They had 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 seeing the Police.
The security operatives responded with superior firepower, neutralizing 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 to fish out other members of the criminal gang is ongoing.