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Police Dislodge Notorious Armed Robbers, Kill One At Oji River Road

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The anti-robbery operatives of the Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday, dislodged a gang of suspected armed robbers, killing one whereas the others escaped with bullet wounds.

The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who disclosed this on Thursday mentioned the suspects had been contained in the conduct of blocking ninth Mile-Udi-Oji River-Awka Road with big stones and woods whereas robbing motorists.

According to Amaraizu, the operatives confronted the armed robbers on the street by three am at Agungwu, Ugwuoba in Oji River axis of the necessary factor street.

He mentioned that the feat was achieved by the operatives of the Oji River Division of the command.

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Amaraizu mentioned {{{that a}}} manhunt on the fleeing members of the gang had been intensified, whereas a full-scale investigation had commenced into the incident.

“It was, nonetheless, gathered that the suspected armed robbers had already fashioned the mentioned roadblock when via intelligence info, the police operatives swooped on them.

“In the subsequent gun encounter between the police operatives and the armed robbers, actually considered one of many armed theft kingpins (names withheld) from Ebonyi was hit by police bullet which left him fatally injured and was later confirmed ineffective on arrival at a close-by hospital by a physician.

“Other members of his gang believed to even have been touched by police operatives’ bullets escaped into the bush,’’ the spokesman mentioned in a statement.

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Amaraizu mentioned {{{that a}}} manhunt on the fleeing members of the gang had been intensified, whereas a full-scale investigation had commenced into the incident.

“The command advises members of most people, notably hospital householders and docs to be careful and report anybody which will method their medical suppliers with a wound suspected to be that of bullet wound for important motion.

“Police operatives in the mean time are searching for for the fleeing members of the gang in every single place inside Oji River and its environs,’’ the spokesman added.

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