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Police gun down three suspected armed robbers in Delta

Jun 23, 2023 #News

Three suspected armed robbers were neutralized during a gun battle with operatives of the Delta State Police Command in Warri while others managed to escape. 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 23, 2023, said police recovered one cut-to-size locally fabricated gun, two live cartridges, an unregistered Toyota Corolla car and eight vehicle keys from the suspects.

“On 22/6/2023, at about 1020hours, operatives attached to ‘B’ division Warri led by the DPO SP Bolarinwa Alabi, acting on a distress call about an armed robbery operation along Ugborikoko/Giwa-Amu airport road Warri, that armed hoodlums were operating in an unregistered black Toyota corolla car,” the statement read.

“The team raced to the scene where the hoodlums on sighting the advancing police team fired gun shots at the Policemen and the team retaliated, engaged them in a serious gun duel during which three of the hoodlums were fatally wounded while other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries

“The injured suspects gave up the ghost while they were being taken to the hospital. Exhibit recovered includes one cut-to-size locally fabricated gun, two live cartridges, an unregistered black Toyota corolla car, and eight different vehicle keys. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing.”

The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass urges members of the public particularly Deltans to be mindful of their environment and ensure that any suspicious persons or movement within their environment be promptly reported to the nearest police station or through any of the following CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS:

1. 08036684974

2. 08125958005

3. 09053872287

4. 09155570007 ( PPRO’S OFFICE) 

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