The Enugu State Police Command says it has smashed a gang of notorious armed robbers that usually operates within Udi/Agbudu/Ozalla Road axis of Udi Local Government Area.
In a statement to newsmen in Enugu, the command’s Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Sunday said that the gang was smashed in the early hours of Sunday along the road.
According to Amaraizu, men of Operation Puff Adder of the Udi Division of the Command achieved the feat by acting on well-gathered and coordinated intelligence information.
“It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums had allegedly blocked the road with woods and other items; and were already in their nefarious activities when police operatives ran into the road block mounted by the suspected hoodlums.
“The suspected hoodlums had engaged the operatives in a gun duel, but were overpowered by the operatives who later got one of them critically wounded.”
He said the wounded gang member was later confirmed dead.
“After the encounter, the operatives started combing the bush and later arrested three of the suspected hoodlums,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, had directed a full scale investigation into the incident.
“The suspects have been helping police operatives in their investigation so far,’’ he said.