April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

Police Kill Three Armed Robbers To Death In Akwa Ibom

Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have shot dead three armed robbers, while one of the suspects was captured during an operation in the Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, CSP Odiko MacDon, explained that the robbers were intercepted during an attempt to rob the National Museum in Ikot Inyang Village.

He said the operatives engaged the armed robbers, numbering about 10, and neutralized three in a gun duel.

He added that a locally made pistol, one expanded and one live cartridge and vandalised wire cables, among other items, were recovered from them.

The PPRO said “In compliance with the Commissioner of Police’s directive, a crack team of Ikot Ekpene Division responded to a distress call, engaged armed robbers, numbering about ten, who were robbing at NDDC Hall/National Museum, Ikot Inyang Village and environs.

“In the ensuing gun duel, three of the suspects were neutralised while one was arrested and others escaped with bullet wounds

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