1 Dead, Several Injured as SARS Engage Robbers in Enugu
A bloody confrontation between operatives of the Police Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and a notorious armed robbery gang in Enugu State left one dead and several seriously injured.
The confrontation occurred in the Nsukka axis of the state around 7:15 p.m. on Friday after which one of the fatally injured bandits died as he was being rushed to the hospital, Punch writes.
According to the spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, an automatic single barrel gun was recovered from the gang which had been a thorn on the flesh on members of the public, especially within Odenigwe Road axis of Nsukka and its environs.
“It was gathered that SARS operatives in Nsukka zone had encountered the suspected hoodlums at about 7:15 p.m. in the night during their routine patrol, he said.
“On sighting the hoodlums, exchange of fire ensued between SARS operatives and the hoodlums which left one of the suspected armed robbers fatally injured, while leaving others, who had taken to their heels, with various degrees of injuries.”
The police spokesman said a manhunt had been intensified toward apprehending the fleeing members of the gang.
“The state command is appealing to hospital owners in the state and its environs to watch out for those who may approach them with suspected bullet wound for treatment and report promptly to any nearby police station,” he added.
“The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Okpongkpong Imaikop, has lauded the effort of SARS operatives and the timely information of the members of the public, maintaining that the command will stop at nothing toward ensuring that there is functional security in the state.”
Quoting the DCP, he reiterated the command’s resolve to rid the state of hoodlums and mischief makers.
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