It was reported that combined team of military men and police officers engaged robbers in a gun duel for hours In Umuaka, Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday and four persons were shot dead .

Sources reveal that the robbers were at the area to rob operatives of Point Of Sale Services when intelligence information was dispatched to the security operatives who were in a nearby axis and they swiftly responded.

The hoodlums were said to have immediately opened fire on them On sighting the security operatives who quickly responded, leading to the instant death of three of them while the other lost their life in the hospital.

A source said, “It was a heavy gun battle. The residents of the area run away owing to the intensity of the gun battle. At end of the day, four robbers were neutralized. The robbers came to rob POS operatives.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, said that while three robbers died on the spot, the other died in a hospital.

He said that the command would continue to make the state uncomfortable for criminal elements.