Operatives of Abakaliki Road Police Station, Enugu have engaged armed robbers in a gun battle killing two of the suspects in the process.
In a press release signed by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP), the hoodlums, suspected to be armed robbers, were vandalizing street/traffic lights near Shoprite Shopping Mall Enugu when the operatives raced to the location and successfully arrested three of the five man armed robbery gang, while two others were fatally wounded.
Preliminary investigation according to him revealed that on arrival, the operatives were engaged in a gun duel by the suspects operating in a yellow mini commercial bus, and in the process, two of them sustained bullet wounds and were later confirmed dead in the hospital while 28 year old Peter, resident at New Artisan, Enugu, Eze Chika aged 20, resident at Ibagwa-Nike, Enugu and 25 year old Chika Ndu, resident at Ezeama-Nike, Enugu were arrested.
The Enugu State Police image maker said all the suspects have confessed to the crime, while some of their victims have been able to identify them and the items they robbed from them at gunpoints.
Items recovered from the gang include; one Pump Action Gun with two live cartridges, a dagger, assorted phones, an LG TV set, electronic cables, car batteries and of all suspected to be stolen.