The Enugu state police command arrested a six-man armed robbery gang and captured four of the gang members operating within 9th Mile Corner on the outskirts of Enugu, recovering three locally made guns and nine phones belonging to their victims.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said that the armed gang had been robbing travelers coming from Lagos and heading towards Benue State for Christmas before they were confronted by police operatives. .
Amaraizu said that the feat was achieved by police operatives of the 9th Mile Corner Division acting on intelligence information while on surveillance patrol in the early hours of Dec. 24. The spokesman said that the smashed six-man armed robbery gang specialised in blocking highways, hijacking buses with passengers and taking them to a secluded portion of the bush. .
He said that four of the gang members, dressed in police uniform, were arrested after a gun duel which left the armed robbers fatally injured, while two of them believed to have been touched by bullets, escaped with injuries.