The Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, gunned down two suspected armed robbers that robbed motorist along Afikpo-Okigwe Express Highway, in Ivo local government area of the state.
Addressing Journalist at the Police Headquarters in Abakaliki, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP George Okafor said the command received a distress call from patriotic citizen that a six-man armed robbery gang was operating with a vento Volkswagen car at Akaeze/Edda Bridge in the area.
The Police PRO stated that, immediately the information was given, a team of Policemen led by Divisional Police Officer(DPO), Ivo quickly moved to the scene where 0/C Akaeze Police Station was already engaging them in a gun battle.
‘’The gang ran off with their car and during hot chase by the police abandoned the car and snatched a Toyota Bus to make good their escape.
In the ensuing exchange of gun fire, two of the robbers were gunned down, the rest four escaped through Aninri/Awgu axis of Enugu state with bullet injuries while one AK47 rifle, five magazines and twenty rounds of live ammunition were recovered from them’’.
‘’A combined team of SARS and AK from the State Command are on serious manhunt of the rest of the gang’’, he said.
Okafor called on the people to report any person seen with bullet injuries to the command immediately and assured of safety of lives and property of the people.