Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have foiled an armed robbery attack in the Kabusa area of the territory.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for command, DSP Josephine Adeh, disclosed this in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja.
“Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in the early hours of January 28, 2023, at about 0440hrs, subdued an armed robbery incident in the Kabusa area of the FCT.
“The prompt intervention of the police follows a distress call to the Kabusa Police Division about an armed robbery incident in the ECWA 2 Community of Kabusa Village.
“Some of the exhibits recovered from the scene include: one barreta pistol; one round of 9mm live ammunition; two axes; one mobile phone; and one silver whistle,” the statement read in part.
According to the spokesperson l, “On receipt of the report, the police operatives swiftly mobilised to the scene in collaboration with the locals.
“The hoodlums, on sighting the police team, opened fire at them, and a gun duel ensued. However, the superior gunfire of the police led to one of the armed robbers being neutralised, while others scrambled with bullet wounds, fleeing the area.”
She said efforts were being made to arrest the fleeing cohorts.
The statement further noted that, “Two residents injured by the hoodlums were immediately taken to the hospital upon arrival at the area, where they were treated and discharged.
“The robber was equally confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar, has applauded residents for their prompt notification and support to the police.
He assured that, while efforts are intensified to prevent any threat to public safety, incidents of crimes as such would be appropriately confronted and promptly nipped in the bud.
The PPRO said the public was therefore urged to maintain vigilance and report suspicious activities to the police through the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, which could be reached at 0902 222 2352.