Two suspected armed robbers have been killed by the police in Anambra on Monday.

The men were shot dead during a gun battle with arms, ammunition including a snatched SUV recovered from them.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement said that police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) today January 13, at about 1:15pm, responded to a distress call and stormed the hideout of a robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Chiegulem Chidera ‘m’ at Agouye Umuko Awka and snatched his Nissan Xtera jeep with Reg number Cross River GGJ 402 AA at gunpoint.

“The suspects were trailed to Nkwo Agulu and on sighting the Police opened fire after which the police responded promptly. As a result,the two suspects one Onyebuchi Ngala ‘m’ aka Ceaser and Izuchukwu Okoro ‘m’ were fatally wounded during the gun encounter.They were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor,” Mohammed stated.

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