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Service Rifle Belonging To Nigerian Military Recovered From Suspected Cultists In Delta (Photos)

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Service Rifle Belonging To Nigerian Military Recovered From Suspected Cultists In Delta (Photos)

A rifle with breach No. NA48333 has been recovered from suspected cultists in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Focus Naija can report that the AK 50 rifle containing a fully loaded magazine with nineteen (19) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition was thrown away when cultists about to cause mayhem in the polytechnic community emerged from the bush and met resistance from a team of RRS operatives acting on a tip off.

In a press statement released by the acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Command, DSP Edafe Bright, the hoodlums on sighting the operatives retreated into the bush and opened fire.

A gun battle ensued thereafter forcing the hoodlums to throw away the rifle as they could not withstand the superior firepower of the police that did not relent in pursuing them.

The statement reads;

On the 15/7/2021 at about 2050hrs, Commander of RRS Delta and team while on visibility patrol along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku – Issele-Azagba road after Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, received information that a group of suspected cultist came out from the bush with intent to cause mayhem.

The commander RRS, led men immediately, the cultist who were armed on sighting the police, quickly retreated back to the bush, but the police did not relent, they chased them into the bush, there was exchanged of gun fire, the hoodlums who could not withstand the firepower of the police threw away one AK 50 rifle with breach No. NA48333 containing a full loaded magazine with nineteen (19) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and escaped.

The rifle was recovered while effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

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