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Delta Police Kill Robbery Suspect On Wanted List, Recover Arms

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Delta Police Kill Robbery Suspect On Wanted List, Recover Arms

By Daniel Dafe

Police operatives in Delta State on Tuesday engaged some suspected armed robbers in a gun battle that lead to the death of one of the hoodlums.

A statement on Thursday by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Edafe Bright, said that police officers attached to Rapid Response Squad, while on surveillance patrol along 74, Anwai-Illah road Oshimili South LGA, Delta were attacked by some armed hoodlums, adding that “the operatives quickly took cover and engaged the marauders in a serious gun battle thereby forcing them to a retreat.”

“However, in the ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects later identified as Japhet (surname unknown), who has been on the Command’s wanted list for involvement in numerous attacks on Police personnel, and killing of innocent persons, sustained gunshot injuries, he was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment,” he added.

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According to the statement, “one locally fabricated beretta pistol with two [2] 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle with reg no. WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members were recovered.”

Manhunt for the fleeing gang members is ongoing.

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