Two killed as police take over Enugu streets

Two killed as police take over Enugu streets

Enugu Police Command has beefed up security on the streets of Enugu metropolis with the deployment of about hundreds of operatives to restore normalcy.

Two persons were reported dead following early Saturday attack by hoodlums enforcing Simon Ekpa’s five- day sit-at-home order at New Market, Enugu.

A viral video shows two yet- to- be identified victims lying in front of the Enugu University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu. They were early morning traders said to have been hit by the bullets of the sit-at-home enforcers.

The hoodlums, numbering over 10, stormed the area as early as 6am Saturday and started shooting, scaring people away from the market.

A police van was also set ablaze in front of Colliery Hospital at New Market while two people were shot dead during the invasion.

The development immediately forced Enugu residents indoors for fear of further attack.

However, normalcy returned to the axis and across the metropolis few minutes later following the deployment of crack team of Police Operatives to hunt down the armed hoodlums, who shot sporadically and breached public peace in the area.

Responding to the development, Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, ordered Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Commanders of all the Tactical/Operational Units of the Command to ensure the maximum deployment of all the Command's intelligence and operational resources at their disposal, to effectively patrol and fish out miscreants that may want to disturb public peace and security, and/or disrupt the businesses and otherwise activities of law-abiding citizens, under the guise of enforcing illegitimate sit-at-home order.

In a statement by Enugu Police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe, the CP reassured that the Command, collaborating with other security agencies and law-abiding citizens, will never rest on its oars in ensuring that the lives and property of the citizenry are protected against the undesirable activities of disgruntled and misguided criminal elements, hellbent on causing unwarranted havoc to selves and fellow citizens.

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