A suspected armed robber has paid the supreme price after his gang members engaged a team of policemen in a shootout in Warri, Delta State.
Focus Naija can report that the police surveillance team attached to ‘B’ Division in Warri and the Rapid Response Squad were on surveillance patrol along Okere Road before the gun duel began.
According to a statement issued by the Delta State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, the gang members that were operating in a tricycle arouse suspicion when they hurriedly made a u-turn upon sighting the policemen on patrol.
The gallant officers quickly went after them and in five minutes of hot pursuit, the hoodlums suddenly opened fire on them and the policemen replied swiftly.
He said the deceased sustained injuries in the gun battle that ensued and was taken to a hospital where the doctor on duty declared him dead. A pump action and six live cartridges was recovered from the deceased suspect while the other gang members escaped.
The statement reads in part;
“On the 10/10/2022 at about 1600hrs, Police Surveillance Team attached to ‘B’ division Warri in a combined effort with operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on surveillance patrol along Okere road Warri, noticed that a tricycle reversed upon sighting the Policemen. The team chased the suspects for about five minutes when the hoodlums suddenly opened fire on them. The policemen gallantly engaged them in a gun duel, and successfully neutralized one of the suspects while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. One Pump action gun, six (6) live cartridges were recovered and effort is being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.