Akwa Ibom State Police command have reach another milestone of achievement with their latest victory over some six-man armed robbery gang who have been terrorising the residents of Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State for a long time.
The six-man armed robbery gang who were nabbed by the operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery squad during a gun battle on Friday October, 2,2020 were said to have been stealing vehicles from owners at gun point within the two states and according to Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, the gang of armed robbers met their end after a fierce gun battle with the SARS operatives on Friday, but were confirmed dead at the hospital after sustaining gunshots wound.
“Today, October 2, 2020, about 5:30 am six-car snatchers met their waterloo during gun battle with SARS operatives acting on credible intelligence that a six-man armed robbery gang, whose speciality is car snatching in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, were operating along Calabar/Itu expressway.
“On receipt of the INTEL, SARS Operatives proceeded to the scene. And on sighting the Police Hilux, the hoodlums opened fire on the operatives, a gun battle ensued, and the 6 armed robbers sustained gunshot wounds.
They were taken to Police Hospital, Uyo for treatment where they were confirmed dead by the doctor.
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“Exhibits recovered were three locally made pistols, ten live cartridges, four expended cartridges, one pump action gun, one unregistered motorcycle, military camouflage cap and a Toyota Camry with Registration No. LSR 690 BM snatched from one Dr. Arinze Obinna a Physiotherapist at the General Hospital Calabar”, said the Commissioner of Police.
The Commissioner also made it known that the police command under his watch will not tolerate any form criminality in the state, as the general unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence Department (SCIID) under his watch are always on alert and have previously arrested a long standing Serial Rapist and blackmailer in the state.