Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:50 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
A special Inspector-General Police anti-robbery squad today intercepted and gunned down three suspected armed robbers and arrested one in a broad day-light shoot out at the busy UTC junction in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
According to an Eyewitness account, the armed robbers who were heading for an armed robbery operation were temporarily delayed by the red traffic light at
the UTC junction,which gave ample opportunity for the Special IGP Anti-robbery squad to catch up with them. However,noticing the anti-robbery squad on their trail, they opened fire at the detectives who immediately returned fire for fire resulting in the deaths and the arrest.
Confirming the shoot out, Omoni Nnamdi DSP and the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO,said the IGP squad got a tip off that the hoodlums were going to raid passengers intending to board the Arik Airlines. When it got intelligence report of the planned raid, the police trailed them to the UTC junction traffic light where they were accousted.
He called on members of the public to always cooperate with the Police and pass useful information to the Police for a crime-free society.
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