Six suspected kidnappers were Killed by police in gun duel, arrest 4 armed robbers in Delta
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested four suspected robbers and killed six suspected kidnappers during a gun duel while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, June 6, said the suspected robbers, Efe Oyenikoro, Felix George, Emmanuel Job and Joan Yapiteghe, were arrested by the police who were on a stop and search on the busy Patani-Bayelsa Expressway.
On 5/6/21 at about 2130hours, the men of Delta state command while on stop and search duty along Patani-Bayelsa road intercepted a Sienna bus with Reg. no. LSR 813 XL with four occupants, on sighting the police, they quickly tried to maneuver in a bid to escape, the police went after them,” Edafe stated.
“The 6 robbers / kidnappers were encountered around isseluku-umunede axis of aniocha north LGA on searching the vehicle, one locally made Barretta Pistol was recovered, and four suspects namely, Efe Oyenikoro ‘m’ Felix George ‘m’ Emmanuel Job ‘m’ Joan Yapiteghe ‘m’ were arrested.”
Edafe also disclosed that six suspected kidnappers were killed during a gun battle with operatives of the command on Friday, June 5.
“In another development, at about 1435hrs on 5/6/21, acting on a tip off the commissioner of police Delta state, deployed joint tactical teams of the command who stormed the hideout of suspected armed robbers/kidnappers, engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun duel, the joint team killed six of them, while others fled with gun shot injuries into the bush, one Ak 47 rifle, one pump action gun, one AK 47 magazine with 25 live ammunition were recovered,” he stated.
He noted that the Command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed Ali will not relent, as the CP has given marching order to all tactical commanders, DPOS and men of the command to be on their toes, gather intelligence and take the battle to the den of criminals.
He also urged members of the public to volunteer useful information that will assist the police in discharging its duties.