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Delta Police Neutralise Two Kidnappers During Gun Duel

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command has killed two suspected kidnappers-cum-armed robbers during a gun duel.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, the policemen, who carried out the raid, were from the Ekpan Division in Delta State.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that the suspects died before they could be rushed to the hospital after they had sustained serious gunshot injuries during the gun duel with the police.

They have reportedly been terrorising the Warri and Ekpan community in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.

The police recovered a locally made single barrel rifle, a locally made cut-to-size pistol, three expended cartridges, seven live cartridges and a native Amulet, NIGERIACRIME reports.

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Speaking on the development, the police spokesperson said policemen had acted on credible intelligence gathered by the DPO Ekpan Police station, CSP Rimamchirika Musa Bulus, “about a kidnapping and armed robbery gang who has been terrorizing Warri, Ekpan and environs.”

Edafe said, “One of the suspects was lured by police operatives into believing that he was discussing with a proposed buyer for one of the suspected stolen vehicles in their possession.

“The suspect, not knowing what was coming, led the police to their hideout at Ohorhe community along Sapele Effurun.

“Upon arrival at the hideout, the suspects on sighting and noticing that they have been rounded by the Police engaged them in a serious gun duel. In the ensuing gun duel, two of the suspects were fatally wounded while others escaped. The suspects gave up the ghost before they could get to the hospital. [In the meantime] manhunt for the fleeing gang members is ongoing.”

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