Ebonyi: Police Arrest Bank Robbers With Cache Of Arms, Intercepts 753 GPMG Ammunitions

LAGOS MAY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command following investigations into the foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State which occurred on Tuesday, 27th April, ​2021 the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command  stormed the criminal hideout of suspects indicted in the investigations located at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

A press statement signed by Force Public Relation Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CP Frank Mba sighted by NewsRangers disclosed that the suspects on sighting the Police squad, opened fire on them, adding that  the Police team engaged them gallantly and professionally.

“At the end, three  members of the gang including two  male and one  female met their waterloo following bullet injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire. Other suspects fled in different directions.

 “Two  Ak47 riffles, five  pump action guns, six  pistols, fifty  Ak47 ammunition, one hundred and twenty-six  cartridges, Jack knives, cutlasses, and a 40-page notebook containing inventories of ammunition purchased by the gang were recovered. A Honda Pilot Jeep with Reg No. ABJ 163 NV used for the foiled bank robbery was also recovered by the Police Team. 

 “Unrelenting in their quest to apprehend the remaining suspects, the Police team traced the suspects to a shrine where the robbers usually go for mystical powers before embarking on their robbery operations. Two (2) of the suspects were eventually arrested from the supposedly safe haven – the shrine, which led to the arrest of additional three (3) members of the gang. Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the gang and their spiritual godfather – the chief priest of the shrine,” the statement read. 

 In a related development, the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command haveintercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State.

The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, is part of efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country. Comprehensive investigations aimed at bringing to book all persons linked to the crime are ongoing.

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Aliyu Garba and officers of the command, for excellently harnessing intelligence to nip the crimes in the bud, assured citizens of the renewed commitment of the Force to improving public safety and combating all forms of violent crimes across the land. 

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