Police officers in Ng’arua, Laikipia County, Kenya, engaged a gang of robbers in an all night gun battle which led to the death of one suspect, recovery of two AK 47 rifles and 13 rounds of ammunition.
Security Watch Africa reports that the criminals had been sighted by night sentry officers, from the elite General Service Unit who engaged them in a fierce shootout, resulting in the death of the suspects bandit.
It was learnt that the confrontation followed a raid staged by the bandits at Kamwenje shopping centre in Ng’arua, that left two shops broken into and goods of unknown value stolen.
Police source said a few other bandits who were lucky to escape the onslaught by a hair’s breadth, disappeared under the cover of darkness with gunshot wounds.
“Our officers are hot on their trail and have cast their nets wider, to local health centres and surrounding hospitals where the bandits are believed to be seeking medication to nurse their wounds.
“Meanwhile, should a hospital receive any patient seeking treatment over gunshot injuries, besides offering the necessary assistance, please contact the Police,” the source stated.