The Delta State Police has confirmed the death of two suspected armed robbers as well as the recovery of fire arms by officers and men of the in Ovwian/Aladja Division.
The confirmation was contained in a statement signed by ASP Orisewejie Chuks, on behalf of the command.
Narrating how the incident happened, ASP Chuks 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 Ekette Waterside on the 10/4/2019, at about 1600hrs.
According to him, “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.”
He said efforts were on to track down the others who escaped with bullet wounds