One dead, others Injured in Robbers Clash with NSCDC
After a clash between armed robbers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC in Ojukwu centre new Owerri, Imo state, a robber has been shot dead while others were injured.
Confirming the gun battle, the state Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps in Imo State, Chimesiri Lowell, said that the suspect died at the Federal Medical Center Owerri, after sustaining bullet wound in one of his legs during the gun duel while others escaped.
Reports gathered suggest that the armed robbers had targeted to rob some government facilities when they were accosted by the security patrol team of the NSCDC.
The PRO said;
“The armed robbers sighting NSCDC operatives on duty at the Ojukwu Centre began to shoot sporadically, the men of NSCDC responded and one of the criminals during the exchange of gunfire was shot at the leg and later confirmed dead at the federal medical centre Owerri.
“Other gangs escaped as a result of being overpowered by NSCDC operatives.”
Items recovered at the scene of the clash between NSCDC officials and the robbers include a locally made pistol, empty shells and a black tecno phone.