The gang had robbed a yet to be identified owner of a Toyota Sienna car of his car, mobile phones, an undisclosed amount of cash and other valuables at a popular supermarket along Ikot Ekpene road, Aba, as he escaped from them.
Residents of the area alerted the Police Area Commander in Aba, ACP Peter Wagbara who mobilized the Ogbor Hill Police Division to block suspected exit routes which led the gang to divert to the Ururuka road.
On sighting another blockade by men of the Eastern Ngwa Police Division who were also alerted to the incident, the gunmen were said to have headed back to Aba when the Police team opened fire on them.
In the ensuing gunfire, the driver died when their vehicle somersaulted into a ditch at Obikabia junction, along Ururuka road while other members of the gang escaped with bullet wounds.
Contacted, the Aba Area Commander, ACP Peter Wagbara stated that the corpse of the deceased robber had been deposited at a morgue in the city while Police have launched a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang. He called on residents not to hesitate to volunteer useful information about suspected movements to the Police, and assured that such will be treated in strict confidence. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>