Police kill robbery kingpin in a shootout in Aba


Police in Aba, Abia State, have shot dead a robbery and kidnapping kingpin, who had been terrorising the city.

The robber, popularly called Onye Army, was shot dead near the Good Morning Market area after his gang had robbed a victim of N3.5 million, which he withdrew from one of the new generation banks along Azikiwe Road.

As they made to escape through the market, the gang saw a stationary police van, alighted from their car and riddled it with bullets, not knowing that the police had laid an ambush.

 In the ensuing gun battle, Onye Army was shot dead, while other members of the gang fled. Items recovered from the gang included one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, a Toyota Camry car and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, Ogbonnaya Nta, confirmed Onye Army‘s death.

He urged members of the public not to hesitate to assist police with useful information, which could lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums.