Makurdi, Nigeria – The men of Benue State Police Command have reportedly killed three suspected robbers during a gun battle at Afia in the Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
The State Command spokesperson, Catherine Anene, in a statement issued late Sunday, said that the officers from Ukum, who responded to a distress call, engaged the suspected robbers in a gun duel.
“On 14/10/2022 at about 0230hrs, a distress call was received from Afia, Ukum Local Government Area, that armed robbers were robbing within the area.
“A patrol team was deployed to the area swiftly. On reaching the scene, the robbers engaged the police in a gun duel.
“Three suspects sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were confirmed dead while other suspects escaped with wounds.” Anene said.
Likewise, the PPRO listed items recovered from the suspects to include one locally made pistol loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, a machete, and some items suspected to be charms.