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Police neutralize fleeing armed robbery suspect on the run

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Operatives of the Delta state command of Nigeria Police have 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.

DSP Bright Edafe Command’s Public Relations Officer made the disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday.

He stated that the operation was in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass 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.

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He noted that the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri CSP T.Y Mahmud acting on credible intelligence on 23rd June, 2023 at about 0645hrs led the operation.

He said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have been a member and armourer of the dreaded “bobone”, armed robbery gang terrorizing Warri and environs.

He said the suspect also gave the police addittional 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.

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“His gang members escaped with gunshot injuries, while the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.”

He noted that manhunt for the other gang members is ongoing.

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