Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja report they have destroyed a group of armed robbers who had been harassing residents of the Sauka Federal Housing Area.
Police received a distress call on Friday and were deployed to meet the robbers who numbered 30 people.
The robbers reportedly engaged the police in a gun battle.
Two of the robbers were killed in the battle while three escaped with gunshot injuries. Three others were, however, arrested.
Items recovered included a locally-made pistol, nine Plasma Television sets, shoes, and a knife.
Manzah Anjugri, the spokesmen for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, who verified the arrest, advised residents to cooperate with the police to rid the FCT of criminal elements.
“In another operation, we arrested six persons in the Banex area during a stop-and-search operation and we recovered firearms and Indian hemp from them. The suspects will be transferred to the investigation department for further investigation.”