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Delta Police Kill 3 Suspected Armed Robbers, Recover Arms

Rita Enemuru, Reporting 

POLICE operatives attached to ‘B’ Division Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, killed three suspected armed robbers along Ugborikoko/Giwa-Amu, Airport Road, Warri.

The three suspects met their drastic end in a gun duel during a robbery operation as stated in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.

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On that same day, it was noted that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on visibility/confidence building patrol recovered a pump action gun and six live cartridges from an unidentified suspect along along Asaba-Benin Express Road.

The suspect, however escaped before he could be apprehended by the police and effort

It was asserted that effort to arrest the fled suspects is ongoing.

In respect to the above, the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass has urged members of the public to be conscious of their environment and ensure that any suspicious persons be reported to the nearest police by calling these numbers, 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287 and 09155570007.

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“On 22/6/2023, at about 1020hours, operatives attached to ‘B’ division Warri led by the DPO SP Bolarinwa Alabi, acting on a distress call about an armed robbery operation along Ugborikoko/Giwa-Amu airport road Warri, that armed hoodlums were operating in an unregistered black Toyota corolla car, the team raced to the scene where the hoodlums on sighting the advancing police team fired gun shots at the Policemen and the team retaliated, engaged them in a serious gun duel during which three of the hoodlums were fatally wounded while other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries.

“The injured suspects gave up the ghost while they were being taken to the hospital. Exhibit recovered includes one cut-to-size locally fabricated gun, two live cartridges, an unregistered black Toyota corolla car, and eight different vehicle keys. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing,” the statement read in part.

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