Police Foil Robbery Attempt

A distress call has lead to the successful foiling of an armed robbery attempt by the Police.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Rivers Command, Ben Ugwuegbulam, at about 16.30hrs, on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, Zigab Filing Station sent distress call to Kpor Police Divisional that about four armed robbers had attacked his filling station.
The DPO and his team immediately raced to the scene where the culprits fired at the Police team, who also fired back.
Two robbers were fatally injured and identified to be Bariyima ‘m” and Alagba ‘m’ both of Bomu.
One Ak47 rifle no K0 357401 with four live and five expended ammunition and a locally made revolver were recovered from them.
Alagba was fully dressed in Military camouflage.
In a similar development, Police of the Rivers Command has rescued kidnap victims and arrested suspects.
According to the PPRO, on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at about 2200hrs, one Chidi ‘m” of Ikeduru Imo state and Chinedu ‘m’ of Arochukwu, Abia state, both resident in Port Harcourt, were kidnapped by a gang of three armed men operating in an unmarked vehicle, close to their house, while coming back from their club’s end of year meeting, and taken away to an unknown destination.
Following discreet investigations and information about the kidnappers’ hideout, a joint team of Command operatives raided the hideout at Iwofe Road, Port Harcourt where one of the victims, Chinedu was rescued and two of the suspects, namely Emeka ‘m’ of Egbeda Rivers and Nkwegu ‘m’ of Ikwo Ebonyi state, but resident at the hideout along Iwofe Road, were arrested, while others escaped.
Similarly the other victim who earlier escaped from the hoodlums was equally rescued and both happily re-united with their families.
Suspects making useful statements and efforts are being intensfied to arrest fleeing members of the gang, the PPRO stated.

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