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Delta Vigilante Killed By Suspected Cultists

There was tension in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State as gunmen reportedly shot dead a member of the vigilante in 1st Marine Gate.

The incident was said to have happened in the early hours of Monday.

NIGERIACRIME learnt that the vigilante group and the gunmen engaged in a gun battle during which some members of the security team fled due to the superior firepower of their attackers. One of them was killed in the battle.

The corpse of the deceased lying at the scene of the incident covered with a white cloth while passersby and residents caught a glimpse.

Details of the incident were sketchy at the time of this report.

In a telephone chat, the Delta State Police Command spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, promised to get details from the division under whose jurisdiction the incident occurred.

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Meanwhile, the Adamawa State Police Command has arrested four men for alleged robbery in the capital, Yola.

“Another operational strategy introduced by Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, to checkmate the activities of Shilla gangsterism within the state capital yielded a positive result as a syndicate of four were arrested,” the command said in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje.

The statement indicated that the suspects, aged 18 to 23 years, robbed some residents of Demsawo and Nasarawo wards in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area.

The suspects as Kabiru Yahaya, 18 years old, and a resident of Kala’a’ Street; Abdulazeez Mohammed, 23 years old and a resident of Wuro Kuturu; Adamu Babayo, 18 years old and a resident of Bauchi Street; and Ibrahim Mohammed, 20 years old and a resident of Nasarawo Borehole, all in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area.

They were arrested on Sunday, September 10, by a combined team of policemen and members of the Local Security Support Group (vigilantes).

Dangerous weapons and their operational tricycle were recovered from them.

Nguroje assured that the suspects will be prosecuted in accordance with extant laws.

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