Three members of a suspected five-man armed robbery gang have been gunned down by Police operatives in Anambra State.
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed said the Command Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division responded to a distress call at Federal Housing Estate Fegge, Onitsha and rounded up a five-man robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Nnamdi of Chisco Park Upper Iweka in Onitsha and robbed him of an unspecified amount of money at gunpoint.
The statement said the suspects on sighting the Police, opened fire after which the police responded promptly.
As a result, three male suspects whose identities are yet be ascertained were fatally wounded during the gun encounter and were taken to the hospital for treatment but were confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
Police said two others, Chigbo Igwe of New parts Market Nkpor aged about 25 years and Onyedika Okeke aged about 23years of Anieche Street Okpoko were arrested alive.
Among exhibits allegedly recovered from the suspects were cash sum of Nine hundred thousand Naira, one cut-to-size double barrel gun, one single barrel gun, seven live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a gold ring and four different types of handsets.
The statement said the case is under investigation after which the remaining suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.
Reacting to the development, Anambra State Commissioner of Police John Abang reassured Anambra citizens that the command under his watch will continue to make Anambra State unbearable for criminal elements until they repent or relocate from the State.