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Delta Police Engage Robbers In Shootout, Killed Two Then Recovered Snatched Vehicles And AK-47 Rifles (Photos)

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Delta Police Engage Robbers In Shootout killed Two Then Recovered Snatched Vehicles And AK-47 Rifles

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Delta Police Command on the 28th of August, 2021 engaged four suspected robbers in a shootout, killed two then recovered stolen vehicles, two AK-47 rifles and cash sum.

Focus Naija can report that a patrol team from the Otu-jeremi division in Ughelli South on stop and search at Egbo/Otokutu road, received information that a four-man gang of suspected robbers had stolen two vehicles.

The policemen swung into action immediately and gave them a hot chase forcing them to abandoned the vehicles at Otokutu community after developing mechanical faults.

According to a statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the robbers then tried to escape with a snatched tricycle from which they opened fire on the team that was closing in on them.

The team replied with superior firepower and in the ensuing shootout, the gang abandoned the tricycle to flee. Two were fatally wounded and later gave up the ghost while two others fled into the bush.

Two (2) vehicles, a gold coloured Toyota Camry with Reg. no.RSH 291 AW and a custom coloured lexus 350 jeep with Reg. No. WWR 737 KL, one Ak47 rifle with breech no. not visible, an empty magazine, two hundred thousand naira (N200,000.00), gold jewelries were recovered.

 

The DPO of the police division later led a combined team to comb the bush for the fleeing suspects but instead, recovered another AK 47 rifle with breach number NK344397, two magazines and 3 live ammunition.

Read the press statement below;

On 28/8/2021 at about 1730hrs the Divisional patrol team from Otu-Jeremi police station while on stop and search duty along Egbo/Otokutu road received information that four (4) suspected armed robbers who had earlier snatched two (2) vehicles, a gold coloured Toyota Camry with Reg. no.RSH 291 AW and a custom coloured lexus 350 jeep with Reg. No. WWR 737 KL abandoned the vehicles at Otokutu community due to suspected mechanical faults and were escaping in a tricycle. The team swung into action and chased the hoodlums but the gang on sighting the police team opened fire on them and in the ensuing gun battle the hoodlums were forced to abandon the tricycle. Two of the hoodlums escaped and ran into the bush while two others were fatally wounded and found in the tricycle with gun shot injuries. One Ak47 rifle with breech no. not visible, an empty magazine, a cash sum of two hundred thousand naira(#200,000.00), gold jewelries were recovered. The suspects who sustained gunshot injuries were rushed to the hospital where they gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. The DPO Otu-jeremi Division again led a combined team of police/vigilante to further comb the bush for the possible arrest of the other fleeing members of the gang but in the process recovered another AK 47 rifle with breach number NK344397 with two magazines and 3 live ammunition. Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.

 

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