The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Commands has shot dead two armed robbers in Ezi-Ogbaku, Mbaitoli Local Government area of the State.
The incident which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning left two out the five-man gang dead.
SARS commander, Victor Godfrey mobilized his men to the scene of the crime as the bodies of the robbers were taken to the state police headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
The State’s Police Public Relation Officer, Andrw Enwerem, said three out of the gang fled with gunshot injuries.
He said that the armed robbers who went from house to house, robbing residents had opened fire on sighting policemen who responded to a distress call.
“In the early hours of Wednesday, the operatives of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Imo state police command received a distress call that armed robbers were operating at Ezi-Ogbaku in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
“The team encountered the armed robbers numbering five who opened fire on the policemen. The officers responded which led to the death of two of the hoodlums while three fled with gunshot injuries.”
Enwerem further explained that the slain robbers are yet to be identified.
Items recovered from the robbers include one locally made double barreled gun, two expended cartridge and two live cartridges.