Police operatives in Enugu state have smashed a six man gang
armed robbery suspects that specialized in the blocking of highways,
hijacking of buses with passengers and taking them to a secluded portion
of bushes off from the road and robbing passengers of money, valuables
During the operations carried out, four of the gang dressed in a
suspected police uniform were promptly arrested after a gun duel with
the operatives that took them off guard and which left them fatally
injured while two of the gang members believed also to have been touched
by bullets of the operatives escaped with the injuries.
It was gathered that suspects had allegedly in the early hours of
24/12/17 , while dressed in suspected police uniform along 9th
mile/Nsukka Expressway by Egede in Udi Local Government Area Enugu state
had stopped two Hiace commuter buses of a commercial bus company
believed to be coming from Lagos and heading to Otukpo Benue state,
diverted the buses to another bush road where they were allegedly robbing their victims before the operatives swooped on them.
The arrested fatally injured Armed robbery suspects later gave their
names as Kenneth Eze,Ojobo Ude,Emeka Eze and sunday Ugwu and also
claimed that they hail from Obollo Afor in Udenu Local Government Area
of Enugu state.
Items recovered from the suspects includes three locally made guns, nine GSM Phones belonging to the victims.
Meanwhile,the operatives have intensified manhunt on the fleeing
injured members of the gang while members of the public particularly
hospital operators are to watch out for any one with injury/injuries
suspected to be that of gun shots and report promptly to a nearby police
station for prompt necessary action.