Agulu (Anambra) – There was fierce gun battle in Agulu community in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra on Wednesday as a suspected armed robbery gang engaged members of the state Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in a gun duel.
The police killed one of the robbers while four others were arrested.
Also unconfirmed sources have stated that robbers attacked a bank in Ifeloddun LG in Share, Kwara State
The sources stated that many where injured in the attack on the bank
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Raphael Uzoigwe, said the suspected robbers were those who killed two vigilante members at Ogidi in Idemili North local Government Area, earlier in the day.
He said that pump action guns, which were stolen from the deceased vigilante men, were recovered by the police from the gang.
Uzoigwe said that other items recovered from the gang included one AK-47 riffle, three magazines, 16 rounds of ammunition and a Mitsubishi L-300 bus used for robbery operations.
“The gang was also responsible for previous robberies and kidnapping operations in Nkpor, Umuoji, Ojoto and Nnobi.
“Sometimes, they operate between Abatete, Neni, Agulu among other neighbouring communities.
“Our target is to get night life back in Anambra especially during the forth-coming Christmas period and we must do it, that is the target of the Police commissioner, Mr Ballah Nasarawa.” (NAN)