The police at Agbado Crossing Police Station, Ayila in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, On Sunday engaged a five-man robbery gang in a gun battle during which two of the robbers were shot dead.
The robbers had stormed Dalemo community, a suburb of Ogun State, at about 3:30 a.m. before the police engaged them in a gun fight.
According to a reliable source, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Agbado Police Station, Mr. Shittu, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) received a distress call that robbers were terrorising residents of Dalemo and he immediately dispatched a team of policemen to the area.
On seeing the police, the robbers opened fire on them and the police responded and in the ensuing shootout two of the robbers were shot dead while the rest fled with bullet wounds, said the source.
Victims of the robbery incident were taken to the hospital for treatment by the police.
The victims were identified as Alhaji Abduganiyu Alani and Mrs. Erikitola Zainab.
Items recovered from the robbers include jewellery, 15 cell phones, N3,000, 1 Dell Laptop and some other items.
Effort to speak with the DPO proved abortive as he declined to speak with our correspondent.
He directed our correspondent to speak with the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa Odejobi, who confirmed the story and praised the gallant police officers for a job well done.