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Robbers kill one in Abuja

A notorious gang of armed robbers on Tuesday morning attacked and stole belongings of a resident at Apo-Dutse, along Apo axis area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The robbers killed the victim and left his security guard with a gunshot injury.

A statement by the FCT Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, explained the security guard is responding to treatment.

The police also repelled a four-man armed robbery gang at 7th Avenue of Gwarinpa after attacking and dispossessing their victims of their possessions.

In the process, two of the armed robbers were killed by the police while attempting to escape with the stolen items.

The statement reads in part: “In furtherance with its effort to rid the FCT of criminal elements, the FCT Police Command in the wee hours of Tuesday 16th February,2021 repelled a 4-man armed robbery gang at 7th Avenue of Gwarinpa after attacking and dispossessing their victims of their possessions.

“However, two (2) members of the gang met their death after attempting to escape with the stolen items while the others fled.

“Fortunately, all the stolen items including computer gadgets, mobile phones and a huge sum of money were recovered by Police Operatives from Gwarinpa.

“In another development, on the same date, a notorious gang of armed robbers attacked and stole the belongings of a resident at Apo-Dutse along Apo axis, unfortunately, the daredevils shot the resident dead and left his security guard with a gunshot injury. Thankfully, the security guard is responding to treatment”.

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The Commissioner of Police, according to the statement, has launched a manhunt to arrest and prosecute all the fleeing suspects while commiserating with families and friends of the deceased.

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