A gun battle has taken place between an armed robbery gang and the police in Anambra state.
The gang was reportedly to have been led by a female.
Anambra state commissioner of police, Hosea-Hassan Karma, has told newsmen that the a gun battle between a female-led robbery gang operation lasted all through the night on Monday till the early hours of Tuesday, July 19.
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), laid ambush on the robbers following a tip off from an arrested robbery kingpin.
The police accosted the criminals at their hideout and shot sporadically. While some of them escaped, about five of them were shot dead.
Confirming the incident, police spokesmen Ali Okechukwu, said the dead suspects were gunned down by the police during a fierce gun battle when the SARS operatives were trailing them. He said,
“The deceased female suspect was said to be the commander of the gang while their area of specialization included car snatching, armed robbery and kidnapping. Sophisticated weapons, charms and several stolen vehicles were recovered from the criminals”.