Raphael Ede, Enugu
Two dreaded armed robbery kingpins who were said to have been terrorising motorists plying Obolloafor-Markurdi express road have met their Waterloo early on Tuesday morning.
In a statement, the police in Enugu State issued and signed by its spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, the suspected robbers met their Waterloo at about 3:50 am Tuesday morning as they were robbing one 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 of the Enugu State command acting on a distress call they received, swooped on them and in the ensuing gun duel between the operatives and the hoodlums, two of the hoodlums were gun down while other members of the gang believed to have been touched by the operatives’ bullet escaped into the bush.”
Items recovered from the suspects included gun, iron bar, and matchetes according to the police PPRO.
He said a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang had been intensified while appealing to the members of the public particularly hospital operators to watch out for anyone with injury suspected to be bullet wounds to report to the command through 08032003702 for prompt necessary action.