Police in gun duel with armed robbers, kill one, arrest female gang member (Photos)
The police in Imo State on Friday confronted a six man dear-devil armed robbery gang in a gun duel that lasted for over a half hour in the Orlu LGA of the state.
While four out of the six hoodlums escaped, the Police officers killed one and arrested the only female criminal among the gang . According to an eyewitness, the incident happened at the 7up depot in the Orlu town at noon.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said “In an attempt to overpower our men, the hoodlum engaged them in a shootout. While one of them died , the only female robber among the gang was arrested while the four others fled”.
The CP informed that the nabbed female robber was one 28 year old Comfort Okon from Akpabio LGA of Akwa Ibom state. According to the CP, one AK47 Rifle, four rounds of live Ammunition, a motorcycle and the sum of N193,980 were recovered as exhibits from the gunmen.”