Police Kill 2 Robbers In Ebonyi

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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.

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