Enugu police command has confirmed a raid on suspected Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) camp, at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, killing three members during a gun duel.
In a statement by police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe (DSP) operatives of Police Special Forces in Igbo-Eze North Police Division engaged the criminal elements allegedly responsible for the shooting and killing of two Neighbourhood Watch Group security personnel and had also made several attempts to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in some parts of the L.G.A.
According to Ndukwe, the incident, saw the subversive criminal elements engage the police operatives in a gun battle during the raid.
However, three of the hoodlums were neutralized in the ensuing gunfight, while many others escaped with varying degrees of severe gunshot wounds.
He said Four pump action guns, one locally fabricated revolver gun and pistol, 67 live cartridges, military camouflage uniforms, fabrics of IPOB insignia, objects suspected to be amulets and other incriminating exhibits were recovered.