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Police gun down two suspected armed robbers

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By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI – THE Nigerian Police Force Special crack team of Ebrumede Division Saturday night gun down two suspected armed robbers during a gun duel.

Members of the Police Anti-Terrorism Joint Squad during a prayer before embarking on Operation Pup Adder at Katari Town on Kaduna-Abuja Expressway in Kaduna, yesterday. Photo: NAN.

According to Vanguard confirmed source, the Division’s Special patrol team encountered the armed robbers at Warri/ Sapele road.

That on sighting the police, the armed robbers shot sporadically into the air in order to escape.

Our dependable source added that the police chased the armed robbers to Deco road where they exchanged gunfire as two of the armed robbers succumbed to the superior firepower of the police while three others fled.

The wounded armed robbers were rushed to the Warri Central Hospital and died during treatment.

The remains of the two dead robbers were deposited at the morgue, as police are on the trail of the fleeing robbers.

The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aniete Eyoh refused to comment directing enquiries to the state Command.

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Contacted, Delta State Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the story that Officers of Ebrumede combated the armed robbers.

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