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Hospitalised victims of Enugu police inspector’s attack regain consciousness

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THREE lucky survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a Police Inspector in Enugu, have regained consciousness, says  a medical doctor at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane.

  The victims were rushed to the hospital after they suffered gunshot injuries from the attack, which happened around 9.30 a.m.

  One of the members’ of the medical team handling the patients, Dr C.O. Okwor, confirmed on Monday, that they had regained consciousness and were stable.

  According to him, “all the patients are currently doing well and recuperating from the gun-shot injuries as well as shock from the incident.

  “They are being given optimal care and as I can see this morning, they are gradually experiencing healing from the wounds and psychological trauma they suffered,” he said.

  Dr Okwor dismissed the reports in some sections of the media  that some of them may have their legs amputated.

  “There is no development to warrant amputation for now,” Okwor said.

  At the Emergency Unit of the facility, the patients were seen receiving sympathisers, including family members, friends and well-wishers.

  Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu Police Command, Mohammed Aliyu, in a statement issued through the command’s police public relations officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, stated that five persons were shot dead, while four others sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.

  He disclosed that the assailant had been arrested and kept in police custody, adding that the command had commenced investigation into the incident.

  Aliyu did not disclose the identity of the operative.

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  The incident occurred at Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu, when a Police Inspector attached to RC Lotto Company allegedly opened fire on some residents of the area.

  It will be recalled that a trigger-happy policeman attached to RC Lotto Company at Golf Estate, GRA Enugu metropolis on Sunday evening shot five persons to death leaving four others with different degrees of gunshot injuries.

  Although it was not clear why the policeman was shooting, with sources saying he was drunk and acting strange, a statement issued by Public Relations Officer of Enugu Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, said the police officer “has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation.”

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