Two persons suspected to be armed robbers and kidnappers were yesterday gunned down by policemen attached to the Ughelli ‘A’ Division, while two others escaped with bullet wounds in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The robbery/kidnap gang have been terrorizing Ughelli and its environs for the past couple of weeks before a patrol team of security agents in a gun duel killed two members of the gang.
According to a security source that spoke on anonymous condition, “three assault rifles, English made revolver pistol, a pump action riffle, a locally made gun and a Toyota Camry used as an operational car by the gang was recovered from the hoodlums”.
Giving details of how the incident occurred, the security source said: “We got information that a gang of armed robbers were operating at Aroh road area of Ughelli and a patrol team was immediately drafted to the scene only for the gunmen to open fire on them which was repelled by the patrol team leading to a gun duel.
“At the end of the duel, two of the gunmen were killed while two others fled into the bush with bullet wounds. We believe owing to the gravity of their injuries; their corpse would be eventually recovered in the bush.”
Efforts to speak with the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka was fruitless as at press time. However, the two dead suspected robbers were seen lying at the Ughelli ‘A’ Division .a