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30 ARMED ROBBERS CAUGHT IN ABUJA

– The Nigeria Police has paraded members of a robbery gang terrorizing a residential area in Abuja

– Two of the robbers were killed while three escaped according to the police

– The robbery gang is believed to have about 30 members

Some of the suspects arrested after the shoot out. Photo source: Punch

The Nigeria Police Force at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said it has smashed a 30-man armed robbery gang terrorizing Sauka Federal Housing Area.

The police faced the robbers on Friday, March 16, after the gang attacked the area and a concerned resident called to inform the police. A gun battle ensued between the robbers and the police when the police arrived the scene.

reports had it that two of the robbers were shot dead while three escaped with gunshot injuries. Three others were, however, arrested.

Items such as a locally-made pistol, nine Plasma Television sets, shoes, and a knife were recovered from them, according to the police reports.

The spokesmen for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Manzah Anjugri, who confirmed the arrest said: “In another operation, we arrested six persons in the Banex area during a stop-and-search operation and we recovered firearms and Indian hemp from them. The suspects will be transferred to the investigation department for further investigation.”

 

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