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Police Kill Two Robbery Suspects In Anambra

Two armed robbery suspects popularly known as Dorgba and Fela have been killed by Police in Anambra during a gun duel in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra, Southeast Nigeria.

They were members of a notorious gang that has  been terrorising the people of the city.

Arms, ammunition and other incriminating exhibits were also recovered from them.

Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police (SP), the state Police Public Relations Officer, said  two other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries.

Mohammed said the gun battle followed a distress call that four armed robbery suspects who  belonged to a gang led by Ikanda were operating along Zik’s Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha.

He said as soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police, they engaged them in a gun duel but two suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered while two others escaped.

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Dead suspect

According him, Ikanda is a notorious armed robber who is presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case.

“Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene,” Mohammed said.

“The injured suspects, one alias Dorgba and Fela whose real names are yet to be unknown were rushed to the hospital for treatment.”

“They were certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary,” he added.

Mohammed said items recovered from them included  one locally made double barrel gun, four live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Others were two techno phones and other items were recovered from the suspects and registered as exhibits.

“The command reassures Anambra residents of their safety before, during and after this yuletide and urge them not to relent in providing timely information,” he said.

The command said those in distress or have timely information should call 07039194332 for prompt response.

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