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Police kill armed robbery suspect, recover pump action gun in Benin

The Police in Edo, on Tuesday disclosed that they shot and killed a notorious armed robbery suspect, recovered one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges in a gun duel in Benin.

 

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This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, in Benin.

 

Iwegbu said the operation followed a distress call to the Divisional Police officer in charge of Ugbor division that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University, Ugbor GRA, Benin.

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“The DPO personally led operatives to the scene with the aim to arrest the suspects.

 

“On arrival at the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel.

“However, the superior fire power from the police operatives neutralised one of the suspected armed robbers.”

 

Items recovered from the suspect included one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges.

 

She said that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members. (NAN)

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