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FCT: Armed Robbers Died in Gunbattle with Police

Police operatives from FCT Command while responding to a distress call from Yellow-gate, Dawaki on 21st February, 2020 at about 0230hrs overpowered and dislodged a dare-devil armed robbery gang that engaged the gallant operatives in a fierce gun-duel, at the robbery scene.

2. Disarrayed by the prompt response of the police operatives, the hoodlums in a bid to escape shot sporadically at the operatives and set fire on a mattress belonging to their victim. However, as a result of the superior gun power of the police operatives who responded swiftly, two of the hoodlums sustained serious injuries, while others escaped with bullet wounds.

Meanwhile, the injured suspects were later confirmed dead at the hospital where they rushed for medical attention.

4. The following exhibits were recovered during the inspection of the scene: one locally made pistol, one Dane gun, two cutlasses, one iron cutter, empty shells, one Toyota corolla, one phone, one axe, four plasma televisions and one set of home theatre.

5. Investigations are on-going.

DSP Anjuguri Manzah
Police Public Relations Officer
FCT Police Command
Abuja