Two robbers killed in Ebonyi — Police

Police-combat

Two members of a six​-​man armed robbery gang were killed ​Mon day in Ebonyi during a shootout with the ​p​olice along the Afikpo-Okigwe highway.

The armed robbery syndicate had blocked the expessway with a vento volkswagen car at the Akaeze/Edda bridge in a bid to rob road users.

But a team of ​p​olicemen led by the Divisional Police Officcer in charge of Ivo local government area moved to the scene where the Officer Commanding (O/C) Akaeze Police station was already engaging the robbers in a gun battle.

“The gang ran off with their car and the police gave them a hot chase which forced them to abandon the car and snatch a Toyota Bus to make good their escape​,​” police spokesman, George Okafor​,​said in a statement.

According to him:​ “​I​n the ensuing exchange of gun fire, two of the robbers were gunned down, the ​r​est four escaped through aninri/Awgu axis ofEnugu State with bullet injuries while one AK47 riffle five magazines amd twenty rounds of live ammunition were recovered from them​.​”

While noting that a combined team ​of ​Special Anti​-​Robbery Squad and Anti​-​Kidnapping s​q​uad of the command ​wer​e on the trail of the fleeing robbers, the spokesman urged members of the public to report any person seen with bullet injuries to the police immediately.


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