Report gathered revealed that Operatives Of The Federal Anti Robbery Squad SARS has killed a 6 man robbery gang reported to have been snatching vehicles on the highway of Akwa Ibom and Cross River State .
Mr Andrew Amiengheme, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner Of Police when he was addressing the members of the press at the police headquarters in Uyo on Friday October 2, 20020 said the end to the gang terrorism in the state came to an end in a gun battle between the gang and the members of the Nigerian police on the said date.
He listed the exhibits recovered from the hoodlums to include three locally made pistols, ten live cartridges, military camouflage and a Toyota Camry.
In his words, the commissioner said ’’ His words, “Today, October 2, 2020, about 5:30 am six-car snatchers met their waterloo during gun battle with SARS operatives acting on credible intelligence that a six-man armed robbery gang, whose speciality is car snatching in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, were operating along Calabar/Itu expressway. “On receipt of the INTEL, SARS Operatives proceeded to the scene. And on sighting the Police Hilux, the hoodlums opened fire on the operatives, a gun battle ensued, and the 6 armed robbers sustained gunshot wounds’’.
It was gathered that the dead robbers were taken to the police hospital in Uyo where they were affirmed dead.