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9 Passengers Rescued Unhurt After A Failed Kidnap/Hijack At Okehi-Igbodo Etche LGA: 3 Armed Robbers Shot Dead In Gun Battle With Police

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RIVERS POLICE FOILED ARMED ROBBERY ATTACK:
Today 2/8/2020 at about 0700hrs, the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Okehi Division led by the DPO responded to a Distress call at Okehi/Igbodo Express Road, where Armed robbers were attacking passengers and dispossessing them of their belongings.
2. On sighting Police at the scene, the robbers engaged them in a fierce gun duel and in a return fire, three of them sustained fatal wounds which resulted in serious bleeding and died before they could receive medical attention, while others escaped into the Bush with bullet wounds.
3. The swift response of the Police led to the immediate release of the nine passengers on board an 18 seater Hiace bus, who were released unhurt and continued their journey.
4. Operational weapons belonging to robbers were recovered at the scene.
One locally made single barrel gun and rounds of live Cartridges.
5. Meanwhile, the CP has launched serious manhunt for other Members of the gang, while appealing to the public to report anybody with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station or call 08032003514, 08098880134.
6. So far, the roads are free and there has been increased Police presence on that axis, to give motorists and other road users a renewed sense of safety and security.
SP Nnamdi Omoni
PPRO RVS
For: Commr.of Police
2/8/2020

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