Fierce gun-battle in Ebonyi between the police and armed robbers has led to the killing of a deadly female robber and two others, with five suspects arrested and several guns and ammunition recovered.

The robbers were said to be those who attacked a new generation bank in Ebonyi on Tuesday, but the robbery was foiled by the police.

A statement issued by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, on Sunday said following investigations into the foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State which occurred on Tuesday, 27th April, ​2021; Police operatives led by the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, on 29th April, 2021, stormed the criminal hideout of suspects indicted in the investigations located at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

“The Police team engaged them gallantly and professionally. At the end, three members of the gang including two male and one female met their waterloo following bullet injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire. Other suspects fled in different directions,” he said.

Mba disclosed that two Ak-47 riffles, five pump action guns, six pistols, 50 Ak-47 ammunition, 126 cartridges, jack knives, cutlasses, and a 40-page notebook containing inventories of ammunition purchased by the gang were recovered.

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