Kogi State Police Command has killed an unidentified armed robber during a robbery operation along Lokoja Abuja Highway.
The new State Commissioner of Police,Mr Saidu Madawaki who disclosed this while parading other armed robbery gangs at Commend Headquarters in Lokoja, stated that the command was determined to make Kogi state inhabitable for criminals.
Madawaki explained that the incident occurred at about 3.30 am when a group of armed robbers stopped a Mercedes 911 truck with Registration Number GME 117AX driven by one Abubarka Adamu at Gaba Village on Lokoja Abuja Road.
He pointed out that while attempting to rob the occupant of the truck, a patrol team received a distress call and promptly responded,adding on arrival at the scene the robbers engaged the police Patrol team on a gun battle and led to exchange of between the robbers and police team.
He stated that this led to death of one of robbers, while a Police Inspector sustained injury, stressing that other members of the armed robbery gang fled from the scene on noticing the superior fire power of the Police patrol team.
Madawaki noted that efforts is being intensify to arresting the fleeing members of the robbery gang.
He told the newsmen that the command has recovered a Toyota Avalon car with registration Number FS 79 ABJ and cash of N80,000 suspected to be stolen from Ajaka in Igala/Mela Odolu local government area.
The other suspects paraded are Ibrahim Abdullahi, Thomas Omaye, Onalo Okiye,Ilode Harrman.
The commissioner of police stated that suspects will be charged to court for trial.
Items recovered are one locally made revolver pistola, four live AK 47 ammunition, Toyata Avalon car, N80,000 cash, one Army camouflag uniform , Assorted Charmsa, one jack knife,18 roles of coiled cpper wire,one long copper wire, one locally made short gun,ten live Cartridges,Knife,a torch light and the sum of N1,500.