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Police Kill Two Benue Bank Robbers

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Daily Post reports that the hunt for the daredevil armed robbers who attacked four banks at Otukpo town, Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State, on Friday has begun to yield some fruit.

The hunt for the criminals is yielding fruit as two of the suspects were killed by security operatives.

No fewer than seven persons, including three policemen, died in the Otukpo incident.

The Benue State Police Command, in a statement by spokesperson, SP Catherine Anekwe, said, “The Otukpo Divisional Police Officer, CSP John Adikwu, and other police teams in the area engaged them in a gun duel but were unable to prevent their attack on the banks.

“More police teams in collaboration with other security agents have been deployed to Otukpo to assist in stabilizing the area and prevent these robbers from escaping.

“The robbers, who were intercepted along Otukpo-Taraku road, engaged officers in a gun duel and two of the robbers died in the process.

“Other gang members abandoned their vehicles and escaped into the forest and are being chased by the police.

“The DPO, who sustained a gunshot injury on his stomach, and three other police officers have been confirmed dead at the hospital.

“Other persons who sustained gunshot injuries in the bank have been moved to the hospital for treatment. Investigation is ongoing at the moment.”