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A female operator of Point of Sales Shop ( POS) has disarmed two suspected armed robbers in Uhogwa in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo State, Nigeria.
Uhogwa is a community in the Upper Siluko road end of Benin city in Edo state that has Internally Displaced Persons camp (IDP).
A woman decided to operate a Point of Sales Shop at the entrance of the IDP camp.
Standard Gazette gathered that two suspected armed robbers who were armed with a locally made pistol stormed the POS shop where they first pretended to be genuine customers.
They brought out an Automated Machine card (ATM) and requested for the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira cash from the POS operator.
While the woman was trying to insert the cash card into the POS terminal, they immediately brandished a gun and ordered her to give them the whole cash and her mobile phones.
The woman was, however, brave enough to strike the hand of the man holding the gun, making him to drop the gun.
A further report revealed that the woman then raised serious alarm which attracted security agents in the area who responded swiftly.
The two suspects identified as Andrew Adubu and Destiny Olu who rode on a motorcycle to the area were arrested on the spot.
They said they were trying to raise money to take care of their family needs during the ongoing CHRISTMAS and New Year Celebration.
Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said, policemen have been placed in strategic positions across Edo state to deal with criminal elements.
SP Nwabuzor warned criminals to relocate from Edo state or be faced with strong police onslaught.
Hê called for effective collaboration from members of the public towards crime reduction in Edo state.
Items recovered from the suspects include one locally made pistol and an unregistered motorcycle.