Onyemelu said that two other members of the criminal gang escaped with bullet wounds.
He explained that one AK-47, a fabricated riffle, an automatic pistol, 16 of 9mm rounds ammunition and a cell phone, were recovered from the scene.
“The troops swiftly mobilised to the scene, where a shop owner, one Mr Reuben, was robbed of his personal belongings.
“Items recovered include one AK 47, a fabricated riffle, an Automatic Pistol, 16 of 9mm rounds ammunition and a cell phone,” he said.
The commander said that the dead body of the armed robber was deposited at the morgue of Plateau State Hospital.
He said that his gallant troops would intensify the search for the other members of the gang who are still at large.
Onyemelu, who assumed duty on March 11, as the 13th Commander of the operation, assured residents of the state of its determination to ensuring that lasting peace was achieved across its joint operational areas.
He, however, called on members of the public to support and cooperate with the task force to succeed. (NAN)