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Police Killed two Notorious Robbers in Enugu


Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

Two notorious  armed robbery suspects belonging to a gang that have been terrorizing Enugu and its environs were on Thursday shot dead by operatives of the state Police Command, at the Akagbeugwu community, in Nkanu West local government Area of the state.

They were killed during a gun dwell with the police who invaded their hideout, following  a reported case of a car snatch -Toyota Camry  by the gang.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amarizu, who told to African Examiner in Enugu, said  two other members of the gang escaped with bullets wounds.

The gang he said, had robbed the owner of the Camry car [name withheld] at gun point and also dispossessed him of an undisclosed huge amount of money.

“Acting on a distress call, the operatives of the Enugu state command were able to be guided to the direction of movement of the gang by public spirited individuals, consequent upon which they were traced to the hideout”, Amarizu explained.

The Command Spokesperson, revealed further “the police men  engaged the criminals in a gun duel in their hideout, which led to the death of two among them while another two escaped with bullet wounds.

“After the gun battle, the police was able to recover the snatched car from the criminal’s hideout and a pump action gun”.

“Other materials recovered included two black berry phones and an amount of money believed to be belong to the owner of the car, which they collected from him at gun point, at the time of snatching his car.

“The Command in its efforts to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang, has appealed to members of the public and every hospital management in the city to report any person with suspected bullet wounds to the police before treatment, so as to determine the source of such wound”. Amarizu indicated.



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