The Delta State Police Command says its operatives killed two deadly armed robbers in two separate operations in the state’s Warri axis.
DSP Bright Edafe, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed this to reporters on Saturday in Warri.
Edafe reported that the Police operatives assigned to “B” Warri neutralised one of the suspects on Friday.
He described how a distress call about a four-man robbery gang operating inside the Miramble Guest House came in while the police were on a surveillance patrol at the Okere Market Junction.
“The team raced to the scene and the hoodlums on sighting the Police engaged them in a gun duel. In the ensuing gun battle, one of the hoodlums was hit by the police bullet while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment,” he said.
Edafe said that one locally-made double barrel, cut-to-size gun, and a live cartridge were recovered from the suspects, adding that the command was on the trail of the fleeing members of the gang.
Confirming the second incident which occurred on Wednesday, Edafe said that the suspect was killed when.
Policemen attached to ‘A’ Division, Warri, Rapid Response Squad were on a routine stop and search duty on the Urhobo Road.
He explained that the team sighted two young boys walking towards them, adding that the policemen, who sensed danger, were immediately on the alert.
“Unsurprisingly, one of the suspects brought out a gun from his handbag and fired at the Policemen but missed his target.
“The team returned fire, forcing the suspects to a retreat; unfortunately, one of the suspects was hit while the other escaped. The injured suspect died before he could get to the hospital,” he said
Edafe said one locally-made gun, one expended cartridge and one live cartridge were recovered, adding the police were on the trail of the fleeing suspect.
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