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Delta police kill bandits, arrest kidnap suspects


Gunmen-kill-five-policemenTHE police in Delta State have killed armed robbers and arrested two kidnappers in a renewed effort to rid the state of criminal elements.

The spokesperson for the state Police Command, Celestina Kalu who made the disclosure in Asaba, said two of the four bandits that attacked and dispossessed one Elogbunam Enyang Edidion and other persons of their handsets, laptops and other personal effects at Effurun Roundabout in Warri were gunned down in an ensuing gun duel with a patrol team from Ekpan division of the police.
She further explained that the rest two hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds during the incident that occurred on Wednesday, November 25.

Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said items recovered from the bandits include a cut-to-size locally made pistol, two live cartridges and the stolen items.

She added that on the same day, one Anthony Opharomavua reported at Ovwian Police Station, Aladja that his son, Shedrack Opharomavua and Mavis Vote were kidnapped by four armed men at a fish pond location on Udu Road, Aladja.

The force image maker said that on receipt of the report, a surveillance team in conjunction with a vigilante group mobilised, traced the kidnappers to their hideout and rescued the victims.

Kalu added that two of the kidnappers, Lawlaw John, 25 and Supreme Nigum, 26 were arrested, while others escaped.

The spokesperson said that the suspects had confessed to the crime and mentioned their gang leader.

She said efforts were ongoing to track down the fleeing robbers and kidnappers as investigation continues.

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