Police flee as robbers attack commuters in Rivers Many commuters were left injured and bleeding profusely, today, as their bus was ambushed by some daredevil armed robbers. The incident happened around 7:50a.m at Elele, Rivers State. It was gathered that some policemen near the spot, fled into the bush with their legs touching the back of their heads. The affected victims were later rushed to the hospital by some Good Samaritans.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFwYOgFLN3/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=984&rd=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn-af.op-mobile.opera.com&rp=%2Fnews%2Fdetail%2F6ec64eb6cfaa887e6cfb04f4f4fe1c73_za#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A2541.175%7DRecall that the operatives also arrested five armed bandits suspected to have attacked the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority in Isiokpo, Ikwerre LGA. The suspects, who were paraded on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, were said to have committed dastardly crimes, including armed robbery, in Omuigwe and Omuike communities in the area.
The Rivers State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Benneth Igwe, identified the robbery suspects arrested in Aluu as Tope Segun, Junior Amadi, Ebuka Agugu, Joshua Olapade, Lekan Isiaka, Kanuchi Owen and Dukori Promise. Igwe, who is in charge of the IGP special monitoring team, said the unit was able to find out the hideout of the hoodlums based on intelligence, before it swung into action.
“When we got information about the hideout of the armed robbers terrorising Aluu community, the IGP unit swung into action and the hoodlums, on sighting the operatives, opened fire.
“During the exchange of gunfire, the armed robbers were humbled by the superior firepower of the men of the unit, and seven of the robbers were arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds,” the DCP said. Igwe identified weapons recovered from the hoodlums as one pump-action gun and a locally-made pistol. He, however, listed Justice Alozie, Eric Ogundile, Ndidi Elechi, Bernard Paul and Ihuoma Johnson as the suspected armed robbers responsible for the attack on the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority.
Igwe maintained that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was determined to rid the country of criminal elements, adding that operatives had since been taking the fight against crime to the doorsteps of criminals.
“On the arrest of these robbers, they attacked us; they came to Aluu here in Rivers and started robbing. They have been using Aluu as their den, but we busted them.
“We want to make sure that we enter everywhere in Rivers State and its environs; Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa States. We are moving around to save the environment from crimes,” he added.
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