Delta State Police Command says it has neutralized a member of the dreaded ‘bobone’ armed robbery gang terrorizing Warri and its environs.
The 58-year-old deceased suspect died from gun injuries he sustained while escaping after he had led operatives of the ‘A’ Division Warri of the Nigeria Police Force.
The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement on Sunday said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud had on Friday, June 23, 2023, acting on credible intelligence led his men to storm the hideout of a criminal gang located along stadium road Warri, from where the 58-year-old deceased suspect was arrested.
According to the statement, one AK-47 rifle and three magazines were recovered and the “suspect confessed to being a member and armourer of the dreaded ‘bobone’ armed robbery gang terrorizing Warri and environs”.
“He also gave the police additional information on the location of the other gang members and later led the Police to their hideout along Chevron Road where the team on approaching the hideout, came under serious attack by his gang members, but the suspect in an attempt to escape, was fatally maimed on his leg, thereby preventing his escape.
“His gang members escaped with gunshot injuries, while the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Manhunt for the other gang members is ongoing,” said the police image-maker.
DSP Edafe noted that the recent successes recorded by the Command in crime fighting are “In line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass, to DPOs, and Area Commanders on the need to sanitize their areas of responsibilities by ensuring that criminals do not find comfort in the state”.