The FCT Police Command has smashed a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in invading their victims’ homes and robbing them of cash and other valuables at gunpoint.
Towards this end, two armed robbery suspects met their waterloo when they were gunned down during a shootout with Police operatives at Lugbe, along Airport Road
Also, during a stop and search operation along Banex Junction at the Wuse district of Abuja, the Police intercepted two suspects and recovered one locally made pistol and two cartridges.
A statement detailing the breakthrough, signed by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said, “On Saturday 10th March 2018 at about 2 15am, following a distress call that some armed robbers were robbing some residents of Sauka Federal Housing, Lugbe Extension of cash and other valuables, Police operatives from Lugbe Division immediately mobilized to the scene, but were engaged in a fierce gun confrontation by the armed robbers who opened fire on sighting the team.
“The hoodlums were however repelled by the gallant Policemen whose courage and superior gun power resulted in the death of two of the suspects while others escaped the scene with bullet wounds.
“Having successfully foiled the robbers, the police operatives while combing the scene and the nearby bushes recovered the dead bodies of two of the hoodlums, two locally made pistols, nine flat screen Television sets, two Laptops, two cutlasses, one knife, one touch light, one phone, wrist watches, jewelleries, shoes, etc.
“Some of their victims have shown up at Lugbe Police Division to identify their property from the recovered items.
Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello who commended the gallantry displayed by the police operatives during their confrontation with notorious armed robbery gang, assured FCT residents that the Command will remain resolute in its fight against crime in the Federal Capital Territory.
He enjoined hospitals workers and members of the public to alert the nearest police station once anybody is sighted with bullet wounds.
In another development, police operatives on stop and search duty along Bannex junction on 10/03/2018 at about 1. 40am intercepted one Emeka Nwafor and Onwunali Thankgod with one locally made pistol and two live cartridges.
The raid extended to their hideout in Mabushi led to the arrest of four additional suspects (Oke David, Jim Williams, Emmanuel Okoro and Uchenna Chukwuma) and recovery of the dangerous exhibits.
They include two live cartridges, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, eleven mobile phones, wallets and some charms.
The suspects will be transferred to the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.