Police in Ebonyi State yesterday foiled a robbery operation and killed two of the suspects who were robbing a phone shop in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The incident took place along the popular Gunning Road in the heart of the city around 7 pm.
Spokesman of the command, George Okafor, confirmed the incident to it to our source.
According to him, the command received a distress call that the robbers were robbing the popular phone shop, C-Net, and quickly dispatched its men to intercept the robbers.
He said when his men arrived the scene, one of the robbers engaged one of its officers and stabbed him repeatedly in various parts of the body and even attempted to take his rifle.
He said: “But our men were up to the task and responded and in the process the assailant and one of his colleagues were shot”.
The spokesman said the two injured robbers and the police officer were rushed to the hospital.
But the suspects died on the way while our officer is responding to treatment at the hospital.
“A locally made gun and live ammunition and some of the phones robbed from the shop were recovered by the command from the suspects”, he added.
According to the spokesman, none of the staff of the company was harmed during the operation.
Mr. Okafor urged members to continue providing the police with prompt information that will help in checkmating crime and criminality in the state.