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Police kill wanted armed robbery kingpin during gun duel – Official

Enugu – The Enugu State Police Command has shot dead a wanted armed robbery kingpin, known as KC, during a gun duel between police and his gang members in the state.

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The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday.

He said police operatives recovered one locally-made pistol and three live cartridges from the deceased.

Amaraizu remarked that the confrontation that lasted over 30 minutes took place at the hide-out of the armed robbery kingpin and his gang in Obolloafor area of Udenu Local Government Area on April 7 at about 7 p.m.

‘‘Police operatives confronted the armed robbers and kidnappers in their hide-out following a coordinated intelligence information,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that the armed robbers engaged security operatives before they were overpowered just as the deceased hoodlum got injured.

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‘‘He was rushed by police operatives to a nearby hospital for medical attention and was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

‘‘Others believed to have escaped with bullet injuries are being searched for, with an intensified manhunt on them,’’ Amaraizu added.

The police spokesman, however, said that a full scale investigation had commenced into the incident. (NAN)

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