By Trust Eziokwu Nwankwo
Nigeria Police Force, Ebonyi State Command through Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) has disclosed that her personnel recently discovered three shallow graves where three suspected armed robbers who were killed in their attempt to rob a commercial bank at Onueke in Ezza South LGA of Ebonyi State were buried by their fellow accomplices.
PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah, made this known while speaking with our correspondent in Abakaliki adding that last week, the hoodlums had dispossessed some residents of Onueke and workers at the site of the ongoing construction of International Airport in the community of their belongings.
According to her, the rogues further attempted to rob a commercial bank in the area and in the process killed a policeman and wounded the bank manager.
She said that three of the suspects fell to the superior power of the police during a gun duel with the security men while pointing out that the police also recovered arms and ammunitions from the robbers.
The Police image maker added that some days after the incident, during another police operation in the area that three graves were discovered by policemen.
She said: “We have been arresting the criminals because they have never come and gone unchallenged, they always encountered gun battles; when people say unknown gunmen, but this time around, they are known because we have always been seeing their faces.
“It is no more faceless group, it is now ‘facefull’ because the ones that came to Ebonyi Police Division have faces and along the line one of them was gunned down and another One was also gunned down at Abaomege.
“The ones that went to Ohaukwu LGA, few days ago to attack patrol vehicles, two of them were gunned down.
“The ones that attempted to rob a bank at Onueke, three of them, including a woman, were gunned down, many ammunitions were recovered from them even the Commissioner of Police earned IGP’s commendation as a result of that case.
“We actually burst their hideouts and recovered a lot of arms and ammunition, we also discovered three shallow graves where they buried their members who were killed, which means that six of them were gunned down.
“I want to ask those hoodlums, what is their gain in killing their brothers? What is their gain in attacking police? What is the sin of the police? If they are complaining of bad government or lack of money, what is the sin of the Nigeria police? The police have given their time and energy to protect this country.” she queried.Follow us