The Rivers state police command says it has intercepted a gang of armed robbers who specializes in robbing people, shops at Abacha road and its environs killed one of the suspects, arrested one and others fled with gunshot wounds.
A statement issued by the police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni said Men of the Anti-Robbery Patrol Team of the Sani Abacha Police Station, led by ASP Innocent Ikeh, while on stop and search at Tombia Extension, near Market Square, GRA Phase II, had an encounter with a gang of armed robbers, who had earlier snatched a Lexus Jeep 330 with Reg No: Lagos KRD 817AW from the owner, one Mrs. Jennifer Suberu, who was forced out of the car at gun point with other belongings, including her Phone and cash.
The robbers ran into the Police stop and search point and on sighting the Police, beat a fast retreat but were giving a hot chase which led to exchange of gun fire. They were however overpowered and in cause of the gun duel, one of them was fatally wounded, another was arrested alive and the third robber escaped with life threatening gunshot wounds.
The snatched vehicle has been recovered and taken to the Station, the victim has identified the two robbers as those who attacked her and collected her vehicle. Meanwhile the suspect is making useful confessions and efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing gang member, who escaped with their Operational weapon.
The battle against armed banditry in the State is still raging, and the Command will stop at nothing, in seeing that they are smoked out and dealt with according to Law. There will not be a hiding place for criminals in the State.