FCT police foil robbery attempt in Lugbe


The Police Command at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday said it foiled an armed robbery attack at Sauka Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe Extension of the territory and killed two suspects.
The command’s Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement, said that the operation followed a distress call on March 10 that some armed robbers were robbing the residents of the estate.

Manzah said that on sighting operatives from the Lugbe Division, the suspects opened fire on them.

He said that the exchange of gunfire resulted in the killing of two suspects by the gallant policemen, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The spokesman said that the operatives while searching the scene and nearby bush, recovered two locally made pistols, nine flat-screen television sets and two laptop computers.

Other items recovered are: two cutlasses; one knife; one touch light; one cell phone; wrist watches; jewellery; and shoes, among others.

He said that some victims had shown up at the Lugbe Police Division to identify their property from the recovered items.

Manzah said the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Sadiq Bello, had assured residents of the territory of the command’s readiness to fight crime.

“He also enjoined hospital workers and members of the public to alert the nearest police station once anybody is sighted with gunshot wounds,” he said.


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