Men of the Delta State Police Command in Warri, Delta State, at the weekend, shot dead three suspected armed robbers in a gun duel, while two others, including the gang leader and driver, escaped with bullet wounds.
The bandits, who caused panic in Warri, had robbed a woman of her SUV at Enerhen Junction, but ran out of luck at Airport Road when police patrol teams, acting on a tip–off from a Good Samaritan accosted them.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hussaini Rabiu, who confirmed the death of the bandits, told reporters in Warri, that they had been on the wanted list of the police.
“After receiving a text message from a Good Samaritan, I forwarded same to our patrol teams, which swung into action immediately. Our counter force engaged the robbers in a shootout on Airport Road. These notorious boys have been on our wanted list,”Rabiu said.