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Police Operatives Kill Robbery Suspect, Recover Arms, Ammunition In Edo

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

Operatives of Edo State Police Command have, in the early hours Tuesday, July 12, neutralised an armed robbery suspect during a crossfire.

The suspect was killed during a robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University, Ugbor G.R.A, Benin-city by the state operatives.

This was contained in a statement issued by Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu and made available to Stonix News.

The statement revealed that though the intention of the operatives was to apprehend the robbers, one of them was killed when they engaged the policemen in a gun duel.

According to the statement, the rest of the robbers fled from the police and they are now being hunted for.

The name of the suspect was however not revealed.

Items recovered from the suspect included; One pump action gun and five live cartridges.

The State Commissioner of Police, Cp Abutu Yaro, asserted the command’s readiness and commitment in fighting crimes and criminality in the state.

He imployed the people of Edo State not to relent in availing the command with viable and prompt information to neutralize crime before it happens.

CP Yaro reiterated the command’s readiness and commitment in fighting crimes and criminality in the state.

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