Suspected Robber Dies During Gun Duel With Police In Delta

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A robber has been killed following a gun duel with a Police Patrol team and Vigilante from the Aladja Divisional Headquarters Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

This is coming as two others escaped from the superior firepower of the police.

The police also recovered one locally made pistol with one live cartridge from the suspect.

The Delta Command led by CP Ari Ali confirmed the report a statement signed by the Acting Police Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.

The Police spokesman said, “DPO Ovwian Aladja received a distress call armed robbers were operating at Obogo community. He mobilized Police Patrol Team and vigilante the community to the scene.

“The armed robbers on sighting the police patrol engaged the team a gun duel but they could not withstand the superior firepower of the combined team.

“During the gun duel, one of the armed robbers sustained serious gun shot injury while two others escaped.

“The injured suspect was rushed to a nearby hospital but he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.”

He added that, “Investigation is ongoing.”