Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have shot dead a wanted armed robbery kingpin, popularly known as KC.
Naija News understands that KC who is popular in the state for his nefarious activities was gunned down by the men of the Police after KC’s gang engaged the Police officers in a gun duel.
Other members of his gang were said to have narrowly escaped being killed by the Police officers who were determined to wipe-out KC’s gang completely.
Items recovered from KC include; recovered one locally-made pistol and three live cartridges.
The gun battle lasted over 30 minutes in the hide-out of the armed robbery kingpin and his gang in the Obolloafor area of Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made the disclosure on Wednesday, said; ‘‘Police operatives confronted the armed robbers and kidnappers in their hide-out following a coordinated intelligence information.’’
‘‘He was rushed by police operatives to a nearby hospital for medical attention and was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.
‘‘Others believed to have escaped with bullet injuries are being searched for, with an intensified manhunt on them,’’ Amaraizu added.