One robber suspect has been killed and six others arrested by the Cross Rivers police command.
The state police commissioner, Mr Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, made the disclosure on Wednesday, November 16, during a news briefing in the state, Daily Post reports.
While speaking on the successes recorded by the command against the gang, Ozi-Obeh, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters, said the robbery incident took place on Tuesday, November 15, along Mayne Avenue by Inyang Street.
He said that the surveillance team attached to Atakpa Police Division received a distress call from members of the public concerning the robbery incident.
“On the 15th of November 2016, men of the surveillance team attached to the Atakpa Police Division received a distress call of a bank robbery in Calabar South.
“My men immediately swung into action and confronted the gang in a serious gun battle which eventually led to the death of one of them by name Alex.
“We also arrested six of them and when searched, we recovered one black Toyota Camry without number plate; one locally made pistol, lap-top, phones, ATM cards and others.
“Out of the six suspects arrested, one of them is in the hospital receiving treatment after receiving serious gun shots.
“I must respectfully commend members of the public who availed us with the useful information that led to the arrest of these suspects," he said.
Daily Post reports that the commissioner said no money was recovered from the suspects but he added that the war being waged against criminality in the state was a continuous process which required the efforts of all.
Ozi-Obeh urged the general public to reach out with any useful information which will help the command serve them better.