Three police officers and one Federal Road Safety Corps personnel have been confirmed dead after an attack by gunmen in Enugu State.

Indeed, insecurity seems to have become the order of the day in Nigeria.
There is barely a state in the country that is not facing one security threat or the other.


Enugu: Again, Gunmen Kill Three Police Officers, One FRSC Personnel

To make matters worse, even security officials appear helpless and in most cases, they also become victims.

Now, back to our Enugu story.

It was on Saturday night.


That was when the gunmen attacked a police division in Umabor Eha-Alumona.

That day, they killed two policemen.

New Target

In another attack, gunmen targeted HRH Igwe Patrick Eze, also known as Igwe Waziri, in Orba, Udenu Local Area of the state.

Igwe Waziri is the traditional ruler of the Egali Amalla Community, located in Udenu Local Area.


The gunmen killed a police officer and an FRSC personnel, while Igwe Waziri escaped.

This tragic incident occurred barely 24 hours after two policemen attached to the Enugu State Police Command were killed.


The officers lost their lives on Friday, in an attack by gunmen.

Stop And Search

The policemen attached to the Ogui Divisional Headquarters were conducting a stop-and-search along Presidential Road, Enugu.

Suddenly, they were attacked by armed men.

The incident was said to have happened around 9.30pm.

The state Governor, Peter Mbah, reacted to the development on Saturday.

Mbah placed a 10 million Naira bounty on the heads of the killers.

Mbah vowed that his administration would go after the culprits with every resource at its disposal to bring the killers to book.

Security Meeting

He made the vow while briefing reporters after a State Security Council meeting at the Government House, Enugu.

The meeting had in attendance, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kanayo Uzuegbu; State Director, State Security Services, Theresa Egbunu.

Also present were, Garrison Commander, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Brigadier General Murtala Abu; the State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Peter Ogar, among others.

On the possible culprits, Mbah said available security information pointed to men of the Eastern Security Network, ESN.

ESN is a security outfit of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Governor Mbah’s Reaction

According to him, they came in several SUVs, among them a black Lexus SUV.

Therefore, he called on members of the public to be on the lookout for the criminals and the exhibits and report them to security agencies.

He said: “We just rounded off our Security Council meeting where we discussed, among other things, the gruesome killing of our policemen—men of the Enugu State Police Command—by criminals suspected to be members of the ESN.

“Let me say this, this bestial and cold-blooded action cannot be condoned in Enugu State.
I have given my directives to the security agencies that there must be no hiding place for these criminals in Enugu State.
We must use everything necessary to hunt down, arrest, and bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”

The Bounty

“We have also placed a bounty of 10 million Naira as a reward for anyone who has any useful information that will lead to the arrest of these criminals.

“So, I enjoin members of the public to, please, come forward or call the police and other security agencies with any useful information that could lead to the arrest of these criminals.

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“Those who murdered our policemen, or indeed any member of our security agencies, may assume that they have triumphed in their evil acts.
Let me inform them that we are going to come after them with everything we have.

“We are going to deploy all the necessary technology, all the necessary forces within our powers to track them, capture them, and defeat them.

Enugu State, and indeed, with the support of the security agencies, we are going to make life uncomfortable for those who do not want to live in a decent society.”


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