The Gombe State police command has disclosed that its officers killed three armed robbers during a gun duel on the Gombe-Dukku road on Friday. The robbers reportedly engaged a police patrol team in a firefight.
The Commanf’s spokesman, DSP Fwaje Atajiri made it known on Saturday.
He stated that four guns, 307 live ammunition and two vehicles wete recovered from the robbers during the patrol which was a joint operation with police men from Bauchi State.
Atajiri said that the vehicles recovered were one Honda Accord and a Toyota Avalon which were suspected to be stolen from Lagos-Ibadan axis.
He said “on seeing a police vehicle, they opened fire and the police returned fire and the ground battle lasted about 45 minutes on the Gombe-Dukku road on Friday.
Three of them were killed; we recovered four arms, 307 live ammunition and two vehicles, one Honda Accord and one Toyota Avalon.
“The men were believed to have stolen the vehicle from Ibadan-Lagos axis.”
He also stated that efforts have been intendified to apprehend fleeimg members of the gang.