Men of the Delta State Police Command have killed two of the armed men that snuffed life out of three young men in Udu area of the state.
The deceased armed men according to the Command were among the daredevil armed hoodlums who fired intense gunshots at Mofor motor garage in Udu Local Government Area on Thursday afternoon leading to the death of the three young men that were in the garage.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright EDafe in a statement on Friday said, following the swift directive by the state Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, “The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped towards Udu-Otokutu expressway in a red mercury mariner jeep with reg no. Abuja KWL 895 RQ but on getting to Igbeki in Ovwian Aladja they again attempted to attack one chief (name withheld) unknown to them that the chief had a team of Special protection unit (SPU) Operatives escorting him.
“However, on noticing the presence of the SPU operatives, the hoodlums numbering about four (4) diverted to a street in Igbeki Udu. The combined team of SPU Operatives and Ovwian Aladja Patrol teams led by the DPO Ovwian Aladja Division went after the hoodlums.
“The hoodlums engaged the police teams in a gun duel and in the ensuing shootout, two of the armed robbers sustained gunshot injuries while the other members of the gang escaped into the bush. The injured suspects were taken to the hospital but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
One AK 47 rifle with breech no. 148399, one magazine loaded with eleven rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, three cut-to-size locally made guns were recovered. One Red Mercury Mariner Jeep with reg no. Abuja KWL 895 RQ which was the operational vehicle of the hoodlums was also recovered. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”