The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has smashed notorious armed robbery gangs that specialize in invading their victims’ homes and robbing them of cash and other valuables at gunpoint.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said that on March 10, following a distress call that some armed robbers were robbing some residents of Sauka Federal Housing, Lugbe Extension of cash and other valuables, the 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.”
The statement said that having successfully foiled the robbers, the police operatives while combing the area and the nearby bushes recovered the death 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. It said that some victims have shown up at Lugbe Police Division to identify their property from the recovered items.
That was even as the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Abubakar Bello commended the gallantry displayed by the police operatives during their confrontation with notorious armed robbery gang, assuring FCT residents that the Command will remain resolute in its fight against crime in the Territory.
He called on hospitals workers and members of the public to alert the nearest police station once anybody is sighted with bullet wounds. [myad]