Photo : Armed robber shot dead after gun duel with police in Enugu

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The police in Enugu state recently shot dead an armed robber and arrested his accomplice in Inyi community in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, after a serious gun battle.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, Ebere Amarizu, the criminals were dressed in camouflage and armed to the teeth.

“Police operatives of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the command on duty on the Enugu -Markudi Road of Nsukka Axis had received a distress call that armed hoodlums had blocked Nsukka Markurdi Road by Inyi in Igboeze North Local Government Area and were wreaking havoc on their victims.Following the distress call, operatives swung into action promptly, which resulted in the exchange of gunshots and in the process, one of the armed hoodlums was injured and later confirmed dead by a doctor while the other armed hoodlum identified as one Godwin Okpe from Ogbadigbo Local Government Area of Benue State, dressed in camouflage, is also injured and being revived to held operatives in their investigations.

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The state command of the Nigeria Police is appealing to members of the public particularly hospital operators/owners to watch out for anyone with suspected bullet injury and report promptly to any nearby police station for necessary action.”

Items recovered include; Two double barrel guns fashioned to look like AK47 rifles, Logs of wood they used for road blocks, sums of money suspected to be stolen from their victims, torchlight and a pair of boots.

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