Police Kill 6 Armed Robbers In Gun Battle
The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the killing of six suspected armed robbers who specialized
in car snatching in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Amiengheme Andrew on Friday in Uyo while parading the dead robbers
and other suspects said that the victims died during a shoot out with the police along Calabar-Itu Highway.
He stated that the dead robbers were on their way to Abia state to sell off the stolen Toyota Camry
they had snatched from a Calabar based Medical Doctor when they met a patrol team of the State Police Command.
Police Kill 6 Armed Robbers In Gun Battle, “On receipt of the intel, SARS operatives proceeded to the scene, on
sighting the Police Hilux van,
the hoodlums opened fire on the operatives. A gun battle ensued and the six-armed robbers sustained
“They were taken to the Police hospital in Uyo for treatment but they were confirmed dead by the doctor,”
Andrew explained that the robbers were on their way to Abia State to sell the car they had earlier snatched
from a Calabar-based medical doctor.
He said the deceased had already contacted a buyer for the stolen Toyota Camry car, registered LSR 690 BM, and
an unregistered motorcycle.