Raphael Ede, Enugu
Two suspected armed robbery kingpins, who had been terrorising motorists along Obollo-Afor/Markurdi Expressway have met their waterloo yesterday in the hands of the police who shot them death.
A statement by the Police Spokesman Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, noted that the suspects met their waterloo at about 3:50 am as they were allgedly robbing a Sharon mini bus along the Expressway at Amalla in Udenu Local Government Area of the state.
Amaraizu said: “It was gathered that the deceased hoodlums with their gang members had blocked the road with drums and were robbing passengers of one Sharon mini bus with registration number 804 XQ when the police operatives swooped on them and engaged them in a gun battle. In the ensuing gun duel between the operatives and the hoodlums, two of the bandits were gun down, while other members of the gang escaped into the bush.”