The police command in Enugu says it has launched a manhunt for gunmen who attacked its Isi-Uzo division in the Ikem community of Isi-Uzo local council.
This is contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday in Enugu.
The police said assailants attempted to attack the divisional station in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
“Tactical police operatives of the command are on the trail of armed hoodlums suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN) wing. The outlawed IPOB/ESN group members, who, in their numbers today, at about 4:30 a.m., attempted to attack the Isi-Uzo police division of the command, were repelled by police operatives on duty,” the police statement explained.
The command added, “Many of the miscreants escaped with gunshot wounds while one of the police operatives who sustained gunshot wounds is receiving treatment and in stable condition.”