Accidental Explosive Discharge Kills Robber

17 May 2012

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Scene of explosion

(Reuters) - A suspected armed robber was killed when explosives his gang was transporting accidentally went off in the centre of   Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, police said.

The blast ripped through a minibus carrying at least three suspected robbers, four AK-47 rifles and a large amount of ammunition, Rivers State Police Commissioner Mohammed Abdulkadir Indabawa told Reuters.

According to Reuters, two people in the bus and a woman who was nearby were injured in the explosion, he added.

"We suspect they were armed robbers going (on) an operation, and things went wrong for them," said Indabawa.

Port Harcourt is at the heart of Nigeria's 2 million plus barrel a day (bpd) oil industry and has been plagued by militant groups and criminal gangs cashing in on the money it generates.

A Reuters photographer saw the area around the minibus being cordoned by police in the town centre. The flames were out, but the vehicle was largely burned to its frame coated in grey ash.

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  • There something that are very important in a society, one of such thing is the security of the people, law and order. When these things are in place, every other thing will fall in place. The SSS, the Police and other law enforcement agencies have been saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property, but i must say they have failed.

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