Two armed robbery suspects have been killed during a fire exchange with the Enugu State Police Command at Amalla on Obolloafor-Makurdi Road, in Udenu council area.
The spokesman of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, revealed this in a statement that was released to newsmen in Enugu.
Amaraizu stated that the suspects were gunned down at about 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday while trying to rob one Minibus along Obolloafor-Makurdi Road, at Amalla in Udenu council area.
Among items that were recovered by the operatives includes a gun, iron bar and machetes.
He revealed that the suspect gunned down had been on the watch of the command and they have been known for terrorizing motorists moving along the Obolloafor-Makurdi Road, within Enugu State.
“It was gathered that the deceased hoodlums with their gang members had blocked the road with drums and were robbing passengers of one Sharon Mini Bus with Registration Number 804 XQ.”
“When the police operatives acting on distress call it received, swooped on them and in the ensuing gun duel between the operatives and the hoodlums, two of the hoodlums were gunned down.”
“While other members of the gang believed to have been touched by the operatives bullet escaped into the bush,”.
Amaraizu revealed that the command has intensified its search for the fleeing members of the gang.
“Command appeals to members of the public particularly hospital operators to watch out for anyone that might approach them with injury suspected to be bullet wound for treatment.”
“They should inform the command through 08032003702 for prompt and necessary action,’’ he said.