Two dare-devil armed robbery gangs on Tuesday staged separate attacks in Gwarinpa and Apo areas of Abuja.
While the attack in Gwarinpa was foiled by gallant men of the Nigeria Police with the killing of two of the armed robbers, the incident at Apo-Dutse led to the shooting of some residents by the criminals and the death of one person.
This was contained in a statement made available to PlatinumPost on Tuesday and signed by spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam.
The statement read : “In furtherance with its effort to rid the FCT of criminal elements, the FCT Police Command in the wee hours of Tuesday 16th February,2021 repelled a 4-man armed robbery gang at 7th Avenue of Gwarinpa after attacking and dispossessing their victims of their possessions.
“However, two (2) members of the gang met their death after attempting to escape with the stolen items while the others fled. Fortunately, all the stolen items including computer gadgets,mobile phones and a huge sum of money were recovered by Police Operatives from Gwarinpa.
In another development on the same date, a notorious gang of armed robbers attacked and stole the belongings of a resident at Apo-Dutse along Apo axis, unfortunately, the daredevils shot the resident dead and left his security guard with a gunshot injury.
“Thankfully, the security guard is responding to treatment.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police has launched a manhunt to arrest and prosecute all the fleeing suspects while commiserating with the families and friends of the deceased.
“The Command wishes to reiterate its unflinching commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”