FCT Police subdue armed robbers in Kabusa area
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have reportedly subdued an armed robbery incident in Kabusa outskirts of the FCT.
According to spokesperson of the FCT Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, the prompt intervention of the police followed 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.
“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 neutralized, while others scrambled with bullet wounds, fleeing the area. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing cohorts.
“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, 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 public is 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.