The police kill 2, attack of theft of paper in FCTBy Joseph Edeh
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday failed in an attack of armed robbery in Sauka Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe extension of the territory and killed two suspects.
The spokesman for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said in a statement that the operation followed a distress call on March 10 in which some armed thieves were stealing the residents of the property.
Manzah said that upon seeing the operations of the Lugbe Division, the suspects opened fire on them.
He said the exchange of gunfire resulted in the deaths of two suspects by the brave policemen, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The spokesman said agents while searching the scene and in a nearby bush, recovered two locally manufactured handguns, nine flat-screen televisions and two laptops.
Other recovered items are: two cutlasses; a knife; a tactile light; a cell phone; wrist watches; jewelry; and shoes, among others.
He said that some victims had turned up at the Lugbe Police Division to identify their ownership of the recovered items.
Manzah said that the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Bello, had assured the residents of the territory of the command's disposition to fight crime.
"He also ordered the hospital workers and the public to alert the nearest police station once someone is seen with gunshot wounds," he said.
The police spokesman also said that the order had arrested six suspects of armed robbery along the Bannex crossing in Abuja on March 10.
He said the suspects were arrested during an arrest and search operation by commando personnel.
Manzah said that during the search, Emeka Nwafor and Onwunali Thankgod were arrested with a locally manufactured handgun and two live cartridges.
He said the attack that spread to his hideout in Mabushi led to the arrest of four other suspects, Oke David, Jim Williams, Emmanuel Okoro and Uchenna Chukwuma.
He said the search led to the recovery of two live shells, dried leaves suspected of being Indian hemp, eleven mobile phones, wallets and some amulets.
"The suspects will be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Command for a discreet investigation," the spokesman said. (NAN)