Soldiers on patrol on Friday shot dead a suspected armed robber on Ukwuakwu Street, off Asumpta Avenue, Owerri.

The victim, popularly known as ‘Yoyo,’ was said to be the kingpin of a robbery gang terrorising the area.

The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mr. Vitalis Onugu, who confirmed the incident, said the soldiers acted on a distress call from victims of the robbery.

Onugu told the News Agency of Nigeria that the robbers opened fire when they sighted the soldiers and the soldiers responded, gunning down the suspect while others escaped with bullet wounds.

Source : Punch

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