The Delta State Police, on Wednesday, were engaged in a shootout with suspected armed robbers who operated along the Ekete Waterside area of the state. The Officers were said to be men from the Ovwian/Aladja Division.
The death of the two robbers and firearms recovery was confirmed in a statement signed by ASP Orisewejie Chuks, on behalf of the command who said there were ongoing efforts to track down the others that escaped narrowly.
ASP Chuks narrating the incident said,, “the DPO Ovwian/Aladja SP Idoko Okwudih and team while on surveillance patrol received a distress call that some armed robbers were operating around Ekete Waterside on the 10/4/2019, at about 1600hrs.”
“Based on the information received, the patrol team in a swift response proceeded to the scene where they saw four boys suspected to be armed robbers on two motorcycles who opened fire on the Police officers.
“During the exchange of fire, two of the robbers were gunned down and were rushed to the hospital for treatment and were later confirmed dead.
“Items recovered from them include one cut to size double barrel gun with three live cartridges.”