31st October, 2013
The Benue Police Command on Thursday said it had foiled a robbery attack on traders travelling to a village market in Taraba.
The Police Commissioner, Mr Adams Audu told newsmen in Makurdi that a police patrol team on routine surveillance engaged the robbers in a gun battle on Agena-Agbayi road in Ukum Local Government Area.
He said the seven armed robbers had barricaded the road and were robbing traders travelling to Pevu market in Taraba, when the police engaged them after receiving a distress call from residents.
The police commissioner said the leader of the gang known as Commander was killed in the shoot out.
Audu said the police were on the trail of the six other members of the gang that fled, assuring that they would be apprehended and prosecuted.
He also assured the people of the state of the commitment of the police to the protection of lives and property.