The Police Public Relations Officer in the State ,Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the incident followed an intelligence report received by the Command that a robbery gang from Onitsha has arrived GRA in Ijebu-Ode with a mission to terrorize the good people of the State. Oyeyemi said “on receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu directed the officer in charge FSARS Sp Uba Adam to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice.
”In compliance with the Cp’s order, the operatives of FSARS swung into action and accosted them at GRA area of Ijebu-Ode, on sighting the Policemen, the robbers engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30minutes. “At the end of the encounter, two of the robbers were shot dead while the other two escaped with bullet wound.
“Recovered from them are; One Ak47 riffle with Breach No- 804403, two pump action guns with defaced breach numbers, fifty seven rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, thirty two rounds of live cartridges, some assorted charms and unregistered Toyota previa bus they used for their operation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu who expressed satisfaction on the gallantry performance of his men has ordered a serious manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.
“He equally appealed to hospitals as well as traditional healers to notify Police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area”,he said.