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Security operatives neutralise gunmen involved in killing former commissioner, his brother

The gunmen, on November 18, attacked and murdered a former commissioner in Enugu, Gabriel Onuzulike, and his brother.

• November 19, 2022
Police and gunman
Police and gunmen

A joint police and army team has neutralised two assailants involved in the killing of a former Commissioner and Council Chairman in Enugu, Gabriel Onuzulike, and his brother.

It would be recalled that Mr Onuzulike and his brother were attacked by the assailants in the evening hours of November 18, at Nkpokolo-Achi Road within Oji-River LGA in Enugu.

This is contained in a statement issued by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Daniel Ndukwe, on Saturday in Enugu.

Ndukwe also said that the assailants infiltrated Enugu State through its boundary neighbouring Anambra from the Oji River council area axis.

“Pending the receipt of a detailed report, kindly be informed that preliminary report reveals that the two assailants that attacked and murdered Onuzulike and his brother at Nkpokolo-Achi in Oji-River LGA, were neutralised by a joint police/army team.

“The team swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident and intercepted the hoodlums at Inyi community of the same council area, as they were escaping into Anambra.

“The team recovered one AK-47 rifle and one pistol with several live ammunition as well as the Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep belonging to the deceased.

“The team further recovered a Toyota Camry car the assailants attempted to snatch from another victim and a RAV4 Jeep they used for their heinous criminal operation as well as two mobile phones, among other items,” he said.

He noted that the manhunt for accomplices of the assailants, many of whom escaped into nearby forest with severe gunshot wounds in the ensuing gun duel, was still ongoing.


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