Two robbery suspects have sustained gunshot injuries during a fierce gun duel with Police operatives in Nkpor/Obosi area of Anambra state.
The suspects, Chiboy Ezike (25) of Abagana in Njikoka LGA and Chiemere Ajuluchukwu (23) of Awada area of the state were rounded up by police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-cult unit in conjunction with Scorpion vigilante group, Obosi.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the suspects confessed to be members of a secret cult group called “Supreme Vikings Confraternity”.
He said suspects were taken to the hospital for treatment after which they would be charged.
He said: “On the 27/2/2021 at about 5:30pm, following a distress call that armed robbers were operating along Nkpor/Obosi axis, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-cult unit in conjunction with Scorpion vigilante group, Obosi quickly responded and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged them into a fierce gun battle. As a result, the two suspects sustained gunshot injuries on their hand and leg leading to their arrests.
“Exhibits recovered in their possessions include two locally made pistols and 10 live cartridges.”