Police kill six armed robbers in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command has confirmed the killing of six suspected armed robbers that specialised in automobile snatching in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.

The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this whereas displaying the stays of the suspects in a police Hilux van, at Ikot Akpan-Abia in Uyo on Friday.

He stated that the armed robbers had been ambushed whereas working alongside Itu/Calabar freeway.
“As we speak, at about 5.30am, appearing on a reputable intelligence {that a} six man armed theft gang whose speciality is automobile snatching in Akwa Ibom and Cross River had been working alongside Itu-Calabar freeway.

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“On receipt of the intel, SARS operatives proceeded to the scene, on sighting the Police Hilux van, the hoodlums opened hearth on the operatives. A gun battle ensued and the six armed robbers sustained gun shot wounds.

“They had been taken to the Police hospital in Uyo for remedy however they had been confirmed lifeless by the Physician,” he stated.

He additional revealed that the robbers had been on their approach to Abia to promote the automobile they’d earlier snatched from a Calabar primarily based medical physician.
He stated that the deceased had already contacted a purchaser for the stolen Toyota Camry automobile, registered LSR 690 BM, and an unregistered motorbike.

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In keeping with him, three regionally made pistols, ten dwell cartridges, 4 expended cartridges, one pump motion gun, one unregistered motorbike, navy camouflage cap and a Toyota Camry belonging to the medical physician had been recovered from them, NAN studies.

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