Enugu state police command have smashed a six man gang armed robbery suspects that specialized in the blocking of highways, hijacking of buses with passengers and taking them to a secluded portion of bushes off from the road and robbing passengers of money, valuables and belongings.
According to state police spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, the armed gang had been robbing travelers coming from Lagos and heading towards Benue State for Christmas before they were confronted by police operatives. .
He added that the feat was achieved by police operatives of the 9th Mile Corner Division acting on intelligence information while on surveillance patrol in the early hours of Dec. 24.
The spokesman said that the smashed six-man armed robbery gang specialised in blocking highways, hijacking buses with passengers and taking them to a secluded portion of the bush. .
He said that four of the gang members, dressed in police uniform, were arrested after a gun duel which left the armed robbers fatally injured, while two of them believed to have been touched by bullets, escaped with injuries.