Residents flee as four killed in troops, PoS robbers’ gun battle in Imo
Four persons were shot dead on Tuesday as a combined team of military men and police officers engaged robbers in a gun duel at Umuaka in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State for hours.
Sources told our correspondent that the robbers were in the area to rob operatives of Point-of-Sale Services when message was sent to the security operatives who were in a nearby axis and they swiftly responded.
On sighting the security operatives, the hoodlums were said to have opened fire on them.
The security operatives quickly responded, leading to the instant death of three of them while the other died in a hospital.
A source said, “It was a heavy gun battle. The residents of the area ran away owing to the intensity of the gun battle.
“At end of the day, four robbers were neutralised. The robbers came to rob POS operatives.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Micheal Abattam, said while three robbers died on the spot, the other died in a hospital.
He said the command would continue to make the state uncomfortable for criminals.