Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Anambra state command on Friday, December 11, gunned down two members of a notorious armed robbery syndicate terrorising Onitsha and its environs.
This was made known to newsmen by SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command. According to SP Haruna, the armed robbery suspects numbering 4 belonged to a gang led by Ikanda (a notorious armed robber presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case) were operating along Zik’s Avenue when the police were tipped off.
Arriving on the scene, the police engaged them into a gun duel killing 2 members of the notorious gang while 2 others escaped. Some of the items recovered on the scene include; one locally made double barrel gun, four(4) live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, and two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp.
Photos from the scene contains graphic contents, viewers’ discretion is advised; (Photo1, Photo2, Photo3)
The statement reads;
Fatally injured two gang members during a gun duel and recover firearm,ammunition and other incriminating items
On the 11/12/2020 at about 10:10am, there was a distress call that four armed robbery suspects who belonged to a gang led by Ikanda(a notorious armed robber presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case) were operating along Zik’s Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha.
Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene. As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a gun duel.
In the process two suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered while two others escaped. The injured Suspects one alias Dorgba and Fela whose real names are yet unknown were rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary.
Meanwhile, one locally made double barrel gun, four(4) live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp, two techno phones and other items were recovered from the suspects and registered as exhibits.
Consequently, the Command once again reassure ‘Ndi Anambra’ of their safety before,during and after this Yuletide season and urged them not to relent in providing timely information through the emergency number 07039194332 for prompt response, please.
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