Quick Response group kill two armed robbers in Abuja
Two suspected armed robbers were at the weekend shot dead by Army Headquarters garrison defence battalion’s Quick Response Group in Abuja.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Omale Abraham Ochagwuba, said ten suspected armed robbers dressed in haphazard Army camouflage uniform with assault rifle had attempted to rob trapped motorists in Gauraka Village along Abuja-Suleja road.
“The quick response group while responding to a distress call from trapped motorists were engaged by about 10 suspected armed robbers dressed in haphazard Army camouflage uniforms with assault rifles.
“In the firefight that followed, one suspected armed robbers was shot dead on the spot, while another who gave his name as Mr. Dauda Markus sustained gunshot wound on the stomach, he was rushed to Suleja General Hospital for medical attention where he later died,” Ochagwuba said.
He added that both bodies have been deposited at the Suleja General Hospital mortuary. Some of the suspects fled into the bush with gunshot wounds.
“The general public, both private and government hospitals are please advised to report any case of gunshot wound to the nearest security agency for prompt action. Some of the items recovered included two locally made guns, two machetes and a fake assault rifle curved out of wood to look like an assault rifle to an untrained eye. The general public is advised to note that the military has a dress code which is strictly adhered to”, the army spokesman explained .