Men of the Delta State Police Command have killed three suspected robbers.
The state police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed this to City Round in Asaba, stated that the command also recovered a pump-action gun and six live cartridges in an abandoned bag, the PUNCH Metro reports.
He said, “On Thursday, June 22, 2023, operatives attached to the ‘B’ Division, Warri, led by the DPO, SP Bolarinwa Alabi, acted on a distress call about an armed robbery operation along Ugborikoko/Giwa-Amu Airport Road.
“The hoodlums were operating in an unregistered black Toyota Corolla car; the team went to the scene and when the hoodlums sighted the police team, they fired gunshots at the policemen and the team retaliated.
“They 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.”
Edafe said the injured suspects gave up the ghost while being taken to a hospital.
He said items recovered from them included one cut-to-size locally fabricated gun, two live cartridges, an unregistered black Toyota Corolla car, and eight different vehicle keys.
In another development, Edafe said the command recovered one pump-action gun and six live cartridges in an abandoned bag.
According to Edafe, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, while on a visibility building patrol along Asaba-Benin Expressway by Issele Asagba, sighted a suspicious-looking man with a sack, pretending to be waiting for a vehicle.
He said as soon as the operatives alighted from their vehicle, the suspect took to his heels, abandoning the bag.
“Upon searching the abandoned bag, one pump-action gun and six live cartridges were recovered. Effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspect,” Edafe added.