Police kill two known armed robbers in a shootout (graphic)
Anambra State Police on Thursday, December 10, killed two suspected armed bandits in Onitsha.
SP Command spokesman Haruna Mohammed, who said this in a statement on Friday, December 11, said the thieves were members of a notorious gang of robbers led by Ikanda, who is currently in prison for murder.
“On 12/11/2020 at about 10:10 am, a distress signal was given, according to which the four suspects in the armed robbery belonged to a gang led by Ikanda (a notorious armed robber who is currently in custody in connection with the murder case) were working on the avenue Zeke Miss Ellems Onitsha,“It says in the statement.
“After the distress signal, the Fegge Onitsha unit quickly responded and rushed to the scene. As soon as the suspected armed robbers noticed the police, they started a firefight. During the trial, two suspects were mortally wounded and suppressed, while two others fled. The injured suspects, one pseudonym Dorgba and Fela, whose real names are still unknown, were taken to hospital for treatment, but were pronounced dead on arrival. doctors and their corpses handed over to the morgue “
A local double-barreled pistol, four live cartridges, two spent cartridges, a pendant, two wrappers of dried leaves, presumably belonging to Indian hemp, two technophones and other items were seized from the suspects.