The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Friday killed one person and arrested two other suspects involved in a robbery incident at Ikpoba Slope in Benin.
Mr Efosa Ogbebor, the Public Relations Officer of the command, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Benin.
He said that the hoodlums were among a gang of robbers that robbed motorists on the Benin-Auchi highway at Ikpoba Slope late on June 7.
Ogbebor added that on that date at about 9:45 p.m., the command received a distress call that a robbery was taking place on Benin-Auchi road at Ikpoba Slope in Benin.
He said that the command dispatched its counter terrorism, CTU, squad to the area, which triggered the hoodlums to open fire on the operatives of the squad.
The spokesman said that during the gunfire that ensued, the operatives shot one of the suspects dead and that two escaped with gunshot wounds, while two others were captured.
According to Ogbebor, those captured were now in the custody of the command, waiting to be handed over to the police for prosecution.
He noted that items recovered from the suspects include one loaded locally made pistol and a Hyundai Accent car, adding that while interrogating them, one of the suspects denied involvement in the crime.