Army kill armed robber, rescue victims in Akwa Ibom
Troops of the 2 Brigade Nigerian Army on Monday foiled an armed robbery operation at Otoro village in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
A statement obtained from the Assistant Director Public Relations of 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major Umar Shuaibu, said the soldiers shot dead one of the armed robbers during the combat with the hoodlums.
According to Major Shuaib, the army troops swung into action following a distress call from policemen on road block duty along Nkek-Ukanafun-Abak road that they were under attack by armed robbers.
“The troops swiftly moved and repelled the attack. It was on their way back to the base that they encountered armed bandits and successfully shot one of them after exchange of fire.
“A locally fabricated pistol and one expended cartridge were recovered and all the properties of the robbery victims were returned to them”, the statement said.