The Delta State police Command has announced the death of two suspected armed robbers who died of bullet wounds during exchange of gun fire.
The command in a statement signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer, ASP Chuks Orisewezie disclosed that, the incident occurred on the Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Ekette Water Side, Ovwian Aladja, in Udu Local Government Area where fire arms were also recovered.
The Statement reads;
DEATH OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER AND RECOVERY OF FIRE ARMS
On the 10/4/2019, at about 1600hrs, the DPO Ovwian Aladja SP Idoko Okwudih and team while on surveillance patrol received a distress call that some armed robbers were operating around Ekette Water Side.
Based on the information received the patrol team in a swift response proceeded to the scene where they saw four (4) boys suspected to be armed robbers on two motorcycles who opened fire on the Police Officers. During the exchange of fire, two of the robbers were gunned down and were rushed to the hospital for treatment and were later confirm dead.
Items recovered from them include one cut to size double barrel gun with three live cartridges.
Meanwhile, efforts are on to track down the others who escaped with bullet wound.
ASP Chuks Orisewezie
For Police Public Relations Officer
Delta State Command,