Obudu Police Kill Robber Who Attempted To Raid Station

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By John Ushie

The late alleged robber (photo credit: Emmanuel Akwagiobe)
The late alleged robber (photo credit: Emmanuel Akwagiobe)

An unidentified man was this morning shot dead by the police in Obudu for allegedly attempting to raid the police station along with his cohorts who were lucky to escape.

The alleged invaders were said to have arrived the station about midnight but met stiff resistance from policemen who succeeded in shooting one dead.

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Obudu Division, CSP Chigozie Oliver Nnadozie, confirmed the attack, revealing to CrossRiverWatch that, “They were many, they attacked my station at about 12 midnight one was unlucky and was short dead while fleeing and another fled with bullet wounds, four machines (motorcycles) were involved.

“It took us about 20 minutes to overcome them, I think they parked their machines (motorcycles) at the prisons area, the prisons officer later informed us that they saw them running from their area. The barracks was combed and they ran in different directions as the barrack is very bushy”.

There is however ominous caution and mixed feelings among Obudu residents some of who told CrossRiverWatch that the identity of the dead man should be unraveled to be sure it is not another case of the police killing an innocent man and calling him a criminal.

Mr. Thomas Undie, a resident of Obudu who spoke with our reporter said “I am still surprised at the story I must say. What exactly did the so called criminals go to steal from the station, was it guns, money or goods and property? How can one armed robber attack a police station?

“I still don’t believe the police. Let them unravel the identity of the dead and let us examine more facts before it becomes another case of killer cops killing innocent citizens and labeling them criminals.”

The body of the dead is said to have been deposited at the morgue.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

UNICAL Security Arrest Two Thieves, Recover Items

By News Agency of Nigeria The security operative in the University of Calabar has arrested two thieves who stole

Read More...

Recurring Boundary Disputes In Cross River: Issues And Perspective (Part 1)

Hello, and welcome to Episode 3 of X-Raying The River on CrossRiverWatch TV. My name is Jonathan Abang Ugbal.

Read More...

CRUTECH Resumes Today, Gets New DVCs And Media Team

By Jonathan Ugbal The Cross River University of Technology has commenced academic activities after about 300 days of lull

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now