In Ondo Robbery operation foiled by Army, one killed

One of a six-man robbery gang has been killed as their robbery operation in Ondo state is foiled by the Nigerian Army.

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Men of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Ondo State have on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, foiled a robbery operation by a six-man gang on Ilesa-Akure expressway at Igbara Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

One of the robbers was reportedly killed in the ensuing shoot out between the robbers and the soldiers, Punch reports.

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According to the reports, the soldiers who had been manning a checkpoint in the Igbara Oke area with the help of a vigilante group foiled an ongoing robbery operation along the expressway at about 1:45 am on Tuesday.

Punch reports that the robbers stopped some vehicles on the highway, and proceeded to rob travelers before the security operatives arrived and engaged them in a shootout.

One of the robbers was reportedly killed while the remaining five managed to escape into nearby bushes.

When reached, the Assistant Director of Public Relations of the Artillery Brigade, Captain Ojo Adelegan, while confirming the incident, urged the residents of the area to help the police with any relevant information that could aid in the arrest of the robbers.

He said, ”The general public is hereby enjoined to please give useful information on any suspected criminals and their hideouts to the security agency in Ondo State.

“The Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the state would continue to ensure the security of lives and properties of the people of this state.”

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In the same vein, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, added that the security agencies in the state are working round the clock to ensure the arrest of the robbers and to see that criminals are flushed out of state.