Police Gun Down Two Suspected Armed Robbers In Rivers State (Graphic Photo)

Police officers operating under the code name, ‘Operation STING’,
shot dead two suspected armed robbers on Saturday September 7, at
Rumuagholu in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni,
who confirmed the incident, said the police officer while acting on a
credible information trailed a Black Mazda car with Reg.no KNM 504
Rivers with four suspected armed robbers on board who were on their way
for an operation.

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”On sighting the Police, the robbers immediately jumped down from the
car and opened fire on them and in a return fire two of them were
fatally wounded, while two others escaped with life threatening gun shot
wounds.

He stated further that after the encounter, the following Exhibits
were recovered: One AK47 Rifle, Eighty Three (83), rounds of 7.62mm, Two
Magazines, One Pump Action Gun, Four Cartridges, and Operational
vehicle.

Police assured that they have declared manhunt for the rest and
efforts are seriously on to arrest other members of the deadly gang on
the run.

“The Public and indeed residents of Rumuagholu and Rumuokoro are
enjoined to increase their security consciousness and report any person
or persons with gun shot wounds to the nearest Police Station via the
following security numbers: 08032003514, 08098880134,08182157778”

Omoni assured that the Command will spear no efforts in dealing
decisively with all criminal elements in the State, especially in these
EMBER MONTHS,( between September-December) and solicited cooperation in
this in nabbing criminals in the state.

Photo credit: Allwell Ene, Media Assistant to SA to the Governor on SDGs

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