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Benue Police Kill Robbers During Cross-Fire




Robber who poses as drink seller nab by police.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni ( Photo File)

Two Armed Robbers Gunned Down By Benue Police, Weapons Recovered.

Two armed robbers have been confirmed dead, following a cross fire in Katsina Ala – Zakibiam axis in state between the Benue State Police and the robbers.

Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni who confirmed the operation, revealed that a total of four (4) riffles , made up of 3 Ak 47 and 1 G, including sixteen (16) round of live ammunition and three (3) AK 47 magazines has been recovered from criminals .

Briefing news men ahead Eid-fitr-celebration which mark the end of Ramadan fasting , the commissioner of Police stated that his command has recorded tremendous success in the fight against crime within two weeks with three (3) Toyota cars used for robbery activities recovered .

Concerning the social media rumour that there was a plan attacked on Benue valley by suspects herdsmen after the end of Ramadan , the Police boss assured a Joint Task Force ( JTF) comprising the police ,Army , DSS ,Civil Defence and other security agencies have been deployed to the state for the safety of lives property and urged the people to go about their business without fear .

He assured that the command is making earnest efforts to restore Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their ancestral home just as he said most of them have started returing to their homes .

The Police commissioner also revealed that 44 persons have so far been arrested by the police in connection with the bloody civil strife between Mbamar and Ugambe community in Konshisha local government area in Benue state .

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