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A fleeing suspected Kidnapper and an armed robber were neutralized by the Delta State Police Command, even as the Operatives recovered one AK-47 Rifle and three Magazines.
According to the statement signed and dispatched to News Planet International by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, it reads,: ” In line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass psc, to DPOs, and Area commanders on the need to sanitize their areas of responsibilities by ensuring that criminals does not find comfort in the state, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri CSP T.Y Mahmud acting on credible intelligence on 23/6/2023 at about 0645hrs led operatives of ‘A’ Division Warri and stormed the hideout of a criminal gang located along stadium road Warri, arrested a 58yr old suspect and recovered one AK-47 rifle and three magazines, upon interrogation, suspect confessed to be a member and armourer of the dreaded “bobone” armed robbery gang terrorizing Warri and environs”.
“He also gave the police additional information on the location of the other gang members and later led the Police to their hideout along Chevron Road where the team on approaching the hideout, came under serious attack by his gang members, but the suspect in an attempt to escape, was fatally maimed on his leg, thereby preventing his escape”.
“His gang members escaped with gunshot injuries, while the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Manhunt for the other gang members is ongoing”.