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Battling Crime Police kill robbery gang leader during gun battle in Abia

The robbers initiated a gun battle with the Abia State Policemen, which led to the killing of their gang leader, Onye Army.

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The Abia State Policemen, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, have shot dead the leader of a notorious robbery gang, identified as Onye Army, during a gun battle in Aba.

Daily Post reported that the gang leader had led some robbers to a new generation bank, and robbed a customer who withdrew N3.5 million.

Unknowingly, the robbers fell into an ambush laid by the police.

While escaping from the scene of the robbery, the gang spotted a parked police vehicle and opened fire on it.

It was empty at the time according to reports.

However, a fierce gun battle ensued between the robbers and the policemen, which led to the death of Onye Army.

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He was the only one killed as members of his gang fled the shoot-out which lasted for quite some time.

Ogbonnaya Nta, the Police Public Relations Officer, for Abia State confirmed the robbery incident and killing of the gang leader.

Based on his comments, some items including a car, rifle and a magazine were recovered from the robbers.

“Items recovered from the gang included one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, a Toyota Camry car and an undisclosed amount of cash,”

Concerning the other members who escaped, Nta appealed to members of the public to report any useful information that can help in catching them.

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