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Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2013

Delta Police Kills 2 Robbers, Arrests 2 Kidnappers in Warri

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikechukwu Aduba


LAGOS NOVEMBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Delta State Police Command on Monday said it had gunned down two armed robbers at Owhosa Street, Aladja in Udu Local Government Area of the state.
It also revealed that two suspected kidnappers were arrested at Osubi near Warri.

In a statement in Asaba on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, said that the robbers were killed on Saturday during a shootout between the bandits and the police.
According to the statement, the police at Ovwian, Aladja received a distress call from a resident of the area and immediately mobilised to the scene.
The statement said on sighting the police, the robbers opened fire on them and in the ensuing gun duel, two of the suspected armed robbers were killed while two others escaped.
It said one locally-made pistol, one cut-to-size single-barrel gun and a double gun as well as three live and one expanded cartridges were recovered from them.
It also added said efforts were on to fish out the fleeing suspects and bring them to justice.
Uyabeme said in another statement that the command also arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued their victims at Ogwashi-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
It said the suspects had kidnapped Mr. Kayode Obuhoro of Obosi Layout, Osubi, near Warri, in his Toyota Highlander jeep, marked JJJ 806 BD.
The statement said the police in Ogwashi-Uku intercepted the vehicle and arrested the suspects.

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