By ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM, Abuja
Men of the Nigeria Police who were on escort duty along the Kaduna/Abuja Federal Highway on on Tuesday overpowered some high-way robbers after an exchange of gun fire.
Jatuski Communications gathered that the after the gun duel between the Police and the robbers, two of them were hit and sustained fatal injuries.
“Yesterday 12th January 216 at 02:00AM, along Zuba/Kaduna Road, police personnel on escort duty ran into a gang of armed robbers. A gun duel ensued and two (2) of the robbers were fatally wounded while others fled after they were over-powered by the superior fire power of the Police. Area combed but no arrest was made,” a Police statement informed.
It added that the gallant Police recovered three AK-47 rifles, 104 rounds of live ammunition, N57,130 cash and a red coloured Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. KSF 58 AJ from the bandits.
“Injured suspects were taken to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada where they were confirmed dead. Corpse deposited at the same hospital mortuary. #police is your friend,” the statement added.