Police kill seven suspected armed robbers in Benue

The Police Command in Benue State said that it killed seven suspected armed robbers who shot and killed a police officer along Lafia-Makurdi road.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, disclosed this in a statement in Makurdi on Friday, NAN reports.

Anene said that the team of police officers tracked the criminals following a tip-off after they had attacked and killed a Police Officer at a check point along Lafia-Makurdi road.

“Following reports of the incident and the attack of a police check point on 4/6/2020 at Lafia-Makurdi road that led to the death of Inspector Boniface Odeh and the loss of an AK47 rifle, a team of police officers trailed the armed robbers terrorising commuters on the road.

“The team of police officers on getting to the scene met the hoodlums who were dressed in military camouflage and police uniforms.
“Seven of the armed robbers sustained various degrees of bullet wound after a gun duel with the police which lasted about 20 minutes.

“However, they were rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital where they finally died while their corpses deposited at the morgue for autopsy,” he said.

He also explained that the Police recovered the missing AK47 rifle, another AK47 rifle loaded with 21 live ammunition, one locally-made pistol with two cartridges, two dane guns, four touch lights, four machetes, nine cell phones and assorted charms.
The PPRO also warned criminals to desist from their evil ways or face the wrath of the law.

“The command will ensure that no stone is left unturned in the fight against crime,” he added.


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