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Two killed in gun battle with police in Delta State

A member of a notorious four man armed robbery gang has been killed in a gun duel with the police at Delta state.

The armed robber who was fatally wounded gave up the ghost while receiving treatment at the hospital.

NigeriaCrime.com learned that on August, 26, police operatives attached to ‘B’ Division, Delta state Police Command, while on surveillance Patrol along Okere market junction received a distress call that a four-man armed robbery gang were operating around Miramble guest house along Okere Road.

Sequel to the distress call, a team of police officers raced to the scene where the hoodlums on sighting the Police engaged them in a gun duel.

The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

In the ensuing gun battle, one of the hoodlums was fatally wounded while others escaped.

Some of the items recovered from the robbers are : a locally made double barrel cut-to-size gun and a live cartridge.

In a related development, another suspect who opened fired on Policemen attached to ‘A’ Division Rapid response squad during a routine stop and search duty along Urhobo has been killed.

NigeriaCrime.com gathered that the incident happened when the officers sighted two young boys on foot approaching them. The men were at alert owing to the fact that, they could be out to play a fast one and attack them.

Confirming the incidents the Delta State Police spokesman, DSP. Bright Edafe said unsurprisingly, one of the suspects brought out a gun from his hand bag and fired at the Policemen but missed his target. The team returned fire forcing the suspects to a retreat, unfortunately for them, one of the suspects was maimed while the other suspect escaped. The injured suspect equally gave up the ghost before he could get to the hospital.”

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“Also a locally made gun, one expended cartridge, and one live cartridge were recovered.

Manhunt for the fleeing suspects in ongoing.

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