Armed robber shot dead by policemen in Enugu

Armed robber shot dead by policemen in Enugu

A suspected armed robber was killed and another injured during a faceoff between the armed gang and officers of the Nigerian Police recently.

According to Enugu State Police Command spokesman Ebere Amarizu,

“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.

“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.”