No fewer than three hoodlums were on Monday gunned down by men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.
Some of the hoodlums were said to have escaped with bullet injuries during the incident at Isu community, in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state.
Punch Metro gathered that the hoodlums camped in a bush to plot an operation.
The police, on getting a tip-of their camping in the area, reportedly ambushed them and in the gun duel that ensued, killed three of the hoodlums.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, confirmed the incident on Tuesday.
He said, “My men had a successful operation in Isu community. In this operation, we neutralised the hoodlums and recovered arms. A lot of them were injured and three of them were killed. Two of them wore military uniform.”