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Three Suspected Armed Robbers Set Ablaze In Warri



Three suspected armed robbers were on Tuesday morning reportedly set ablaze in Warri after luck ran out of them having dispossessed some residents of Okumagba Avenue in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Niger Delta Today reports.

It was gathered that two of the victims were apprehended and set ablaze at Enerhen Junction, while another fleeing gang member was burnt alive along Avenue Road near Eburu Junction within the Okumagba area of the city.

Multiple sources confirmed the incident to our correspondent, saying the deceased were members of a armed robbery gang numbering eight which attacked residents of Emebiren and its adjoining streets on Tuesday.

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The suspects were said to have stormed the area in a vehicle and tricycle also known as Keke.

However, luck ran out of the hoodlums when some of their victims raised alarm which attracted mob and some vigilante members which chased the robbers until they were apprehended and there after set them ablaze.

Other gang members were lucky to have escaped being equally lynched by the angry residents.

A resident of Eburu simply identified as Osahon confirmed the incident, saying one of the suspects was burnt alive near Eburu Junction while fleeing for safety.

Contacted, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident but said only two hoodlums were set ablaze.

Recall that there have rising cases of robbery in Warri and Effurun areas of the state following withdrawal of police as occasioned by the #EndSARS protests in the state.


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