By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri—Anti-robbery operatives of Imo State Police Command have killed two robbers in a gun battle at Ezi-Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state, while three fled with gunshot injuries.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, while receiving the lifeless bodies of the suspects yesterday at the headquarters, said the identities of the suspects had not been unravelled.
Narrating how the incident happened, he said: “In the early hours of yesterday, operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Imo State Police Command received a distress call that robbers were operating at Ezi-Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
“SARS, in conjunction with Police Mobile Force officers, responded to the emergency situation around 2a.m. The teams encountered the robbers, numbering five, who opened fire on the policemen.
“The officers responded, which led to the death of two of the robbers, while three fled with gunshot injuries.”