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Fear Grips Enugu Residents As Gunmen Kill Two Police Officers

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Residents of Enugu State are now in apprehension following the gruesome murder of two policemen at a checkpoint in the state.

It was learned that the unknown gunmen attacked and killed the police officers at their duty post in Nachi, Oji River Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the sad incident, State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, stated that the two policemen died on the spot.

He disclosed that the command had commenced an investigation that will lead to the arrest of the criminals.

Full-scale investigation that will lead to fishing out of the assailants has commenced. Further development will be communicated, please,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has recorded more victories in the ongoing fight against insurgency and terrorism in the country.

This is as more Boko Haram terrorists have joined their colleagues in renouncing their bad ways, laid down their arms, and surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Military.

According to the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Abdulwahab Eyitayo, not less than 8,000 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered, and more keep coming in every day.

Eyitayo who also doubles as the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai observed that as the troops continue the onslaught, more of the terrorists are abandoning their hideouts and surrendering.

He made the disclosure on Tuesday when he played host to the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, who led a team of Defence Correspondents from Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

One of the reasons they are surrendering in droves is the overwhelming firepower from the troops.

”It is because every man’s endeavour is motivated by his family’s wellbeing, that is why they are coming out with their families. We started seeing the signs from June.

“Our intensified operations had blocked their logistics’ routes and supplies, bombardments all over, that is why they started surrendering and diseases have overpowered many of them.

“It was better because in the end, the troops will clear all of them and their sympathizers combined,” he said.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.