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Police foil robbery attempt, recover two vehicles in Akwa Ibom

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Akwa Ibom State Police Command has disclosed that it foiled an armed robbery attempt in Ibesikpo Asutan Council and recovered two stolen vehicles.

In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon in Uyo, yesterday, he said the success was recorded following quick response to a distress call from the Command’s Control Room.

“Based on a distress call from Command Control Room of an armed robbery attack at Drainage View Hotel, Nung Oku in Ibesikpo Asutan Council on June 1, 2021 about 12:00a.m., operatives of the Quick Intervention Unit (Q.I.U) and Anti-Kidnapping Squad swiftly mobilised to the scene.

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“On sighting the police operatives, the armed robbers started shooting and escaped through the back fence. They, however, abandoned a black Toyota 4 Runner Hilux marked: BWR 561 HK, which was stolen at gunpoint on May 29, 2021 at 11.45a.m,” he said.

He also said the command also recovered one Opel car marked: KEF 306 AA belonging to one Ekemini Offiong Akpan of Ikot Akpan Abia village in Ibesikpo Asutan Council, who was shot on his left hand, adding that the operatives rescued the victim and took him to the hospital.

“The command wishes to assure members of the public that it will spare no resources in ensuring continued peace and tranquility and will make the state too hot for criminals to perpetrate their nefarious activities.

“Owners of the recovered vehicles should visit the Ibesikpo Asutan Divisional Police Headquarters with proof of ownership for identification and collection or contact the State Police Headquarters, Uyo,” the statement added.

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