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Police Kill 2 Robbery-Kidnapping Syndicate In Delta, Recover AK47 Riffles



Police Kill 2 Robbery-Kidnapping Syndicate In Delta, Recover AK47 Riffles

One of the suspects was neutralized by the operatives

Men of the Delta State Police Command have neutralized two suspected armed robbers/ kidnappers during a gun duel in Udu Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, on Monday, said operatives recovered two AK47 rifles and 27 rounds of 7.62 ammunition.

“On 26/01/2023, the DPO Ovwian Aladja received information that two members of a dreaded armed robbery/kidnapping gang were sighted at a club in Udu LGA, the DPO CSP Aliyu Shaba swiftly mobilized and led police operatives, stormed the club where one of the suspects was arrested,” the statement read.

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“Suspect immediately confessed to being a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping gang, he then led the operatives to their hideout in Udu where the police operatives were engaged in a serious gun duel by his gang members.

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“During the gun duel, one of the suspects was neutralized by the operatives. The suspect arrested at the club was fatally wounded in the crossfire while other members of the gang escaped.

“One AK47 rifle and twenty-seven (27) rounds of 7.62 ammunition were recovered. The injured suspect gave up the ghost before he could get to the hospital. Manhunt for the other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing,”

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Similarly, operatives of the raiders squad deployed to Oghara on directives of the CP, on 29/01/2023 raided a suspected cultist’s hideout at the back of Oghara Grammar school and recovered one AK47 rifle, one double barrel gun and cartridges.

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