Policemen have shot dead two suspected armed as they were attempting to rob an Eco bank branch located on Agip Junction along Ikwerre road in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.
The police officers were said to have gotten intelligence report of the suspected gang of robbers.
According to an eyewitness, when the gang came under fire from the police, the driver of the vehicle that conveyed them escaped, leaving his gang behind, PM News reports.
The suspected robbers shot by police
One of the female customers who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “All I heard was gunshots. The driver of the red car and the persons killed ran towards the school (Government Girls School,Rumueme) and escaped, one them was shot dead instantly while another one who tried to escape was also shot dead.” However, it could not be confirmed if the two dead victims armed robbers as some said a banker was one of those killed.Attempts to speak to bank officials proved abortive.
The incident was confirmed by Ahmad Mohammad, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for command.