How we repelled armed men who attacked Abuja community – Police

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The police have confirmed that one person was injured during an armed robbery attack on Thursday night in a community in Apo district of Abuja.

The Abuja police spokesperson, Anjuguri Mamza, who confirmed the incident on Friday, told PREMIUM TIMES that the police swung into action immediately they received a distress call.

“Yes it was a robbery attack. Some armed robbers came into the community. Immediately we received a distress call, our men mobilised and stormed the area.

“The robbers were repelled and forced to abandon their operations”, Mr. Mamza said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the story of the attack late Thursday night when a resident, Ebere Emeka, raised an alarm druing the attack at Pigba Sama area of Apo.

Another resident, who gave his name as Chimezie, also confirmed several gun shots within the area.

The police spokesperson said the robbers made away with some property and injured one resident.

“Some properties were stolen and one person was injured. The injured person was taken to the hospital by the police and he is responding to treatment.”

Mr. Mamza, however, said no arrest has been made.

“Nobody was arrested. Our men have been on the trail of the robbers throughout the night and we are actually closing in on them,” he added.

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