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UGM: Police launch manhunt over latest Enugu killing

Police command in Enugu has announced launching a manhunt for unknown gunmen (UGM) who murdered a man on Sunday evening.

• May 31, 2021
Ugwuayin, UGM and policemen

The police command in Enugu has announced launching a manhunt for unknown gunmen (UGM) who murdered a man on Sunday evening.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Aliyu, said, in a statement by the command’s spokesman Daniel Ndukwe, that the killing happened around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Mr Ndukwe added that the gunmen accosted their victim at the popular Ebeano Tunnel Roundabout off Garden Avenue in Enugu, shot him, and made away with the Mercedes Benz SUV he was driving.

The police spokesman also disclosed that the victim was rushed to Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), where he was confirmed dead and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

“The commissioner has assured that no stone will be left unturned in fishing out perpetrators of the heinous crime. He also called on residents to remain law-abiding, vigilant, and assist the police with useful information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the assailants,” said the police.

The video of the murder went viral on social media, but the victim had yet to be identified.

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