The Rivers state police command says its Operatives from the Operation STING, while acting on a credible information last night at Rumuagholu in Obio/Akpor LGA, tailed a Black Mazda car with Reg.no KNM 504 Rivers with four armed robbers on board who were on their way for an operation.
A statement signed by the Rivers State police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni said the hoodlums On sighting the Police, the robbers immediately jumped down from the car and opened fire on them and in a return fire two of them were fatally wounded, while two others escaped with life threatening gunshot wounds.
He said items recovered from the hoodlums in the wake of the encounter, includes the following Exhibits:
- One AK47 Rifle
- Eighty-Three (83) rounds of 7.62mm
4.One Pump Action Gun
- Operational vehicle
He said ‘’Efforts are seriously on to arrest other members of the deadly gang on the run.
The statement also urged ‘’The Public and residents of Rumuagholu and Rumuokoro are enjoined to increase their security consciousness and report any person or persons with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station via the following security numbers:
The Command will spear no efforts in dealing decisively with all criminal elements in the State, especially in these EMBER MONTHS.
We solicit your unalloyed cooperation in this regard. Omoni concluded.