Two suspected armed robbers were on Tuesday 25th Oct. 2016, killed by security operatives in Rukpokwu Obio/Akpor, while attempting to attack the newly appointed Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairman in Rivers State.
The three armed robbers entered the residence of the victim, Hon John Wokoma, CTC Chairman of Emohua in Obio/Akpor at about 2:20am, but were smashed by security operatives on ground in the house.
It was further learnt that when the suspects who had gained entry into the house noticed the tight security, they opened fire on them but were overpowered by security operatives. Two of them were instantly gunned down, while the other one on surveillance at the gate took to his heels through a bush when he could not contend the heavy shootout from the Anti-Robbery Unit who were already at the area on intelligence information.
When contacted, the state police command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni DSP, confirmed the incident.
Speaking with news men on the incident, Omoni said: “On 25th Oct., at about 2:20am, armed robbers went to the house of a certain local government Caretaker Committee Chairman in Rivers State. They went there to attack him, but the security men in the house overpowered them.