A gang of armed robbers at Felele area along the Lokoja-Okene Road in Kogi State have been apprehended by the Nigeria Army attached to the Quick Response Force.
The Army confirmed that the suspected criminals adored themselves in military camouflage and robbed commuters along the highway.
According to the Army, the names of the suspects include Saviour Denis, 39 years old; Isaac Donald, 35; Joseph Isah, 35; Janet Isah and Oyinoye Ochefije.
The names of the last two suspects, who are females, were not given.
Punch reports that one of the robbers, Atsen was killed during an exchange of fire with the troops.
While confirming the development, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, the Army Director of Public Relations disclosed the items recovered include; one AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition and four pairs of military uniform.
“Troops of Quick Response Force have intercepted a gang of armed robbers operating at Felele, along Lokoja-Okene highway wearing military camouflage and robbing commuters.
“Three of the robbers were arrested while one Mr Atsen was neutralised. Two female accomplices were also arrested during the encounter. Items recovered included a sum of N16,980.
The suspects are currently undergoing interrogation and they will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further necessary action.” he said.
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