Policemen attached to “A” Division Warri Rapid Response Squad have recovered one locally-made gun, one expended cartridge, and one live cartridge after killing a suspeçted armed robber in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The injured suspect died before he could get to the hospital for treatment.
The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
DSP Edafe said, “On 23/8/2022, Policemen attached to ‘A’ Division Rapid response squad were on routine stop-and-search duty along Urhobo road when they sighted two young boys on foot approaching them, the men were at alert owing to the fact that, they could be out to play a fast one and attack them.
“Unsurprisingly, one of the suspects brought out a gun from his hand bag and fired at the Policemen but missed his target.
“The team returned fire forcing the suspects to a retreat, unfortunately for them, one of the suspects was maimed while the other suspect escaped.
“The injured suspect equally gave up the ghost before he could get to the hospital.
“One locally made gun, one expended cartridge, and one live cartridge were recovered.”
DSP Edafe stated that, “Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”