Recovered AK47 and other weapons

Police engage daredevil armed robbers, recovers weapons

Delta State Police Command engages daredevil armed robbers and recovers one AK 47 rifle, three locally made guns, and eleven rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

Yesterday, Thursday, December 30, 2021, at about 10:05 am, the officers received intelligence that daredevil armed hoodlums were firing intense gunshots at Morfor motor garage in Udu LGA, Delta State, and in the process, shot three (3) people dead.

CP Delta State
CP Delta State

According to a report, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Ari Muhammed Ali directed the DPO Ovwian Aladja to go after the hoodlums. The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped towards Udu-Otokutu expressway in a red mercury mariner jeep with registration number Abuja KWL 895 RQ, but on getting to Igbeki in Ovwian Aladja the criminals also attempted to attack one chief (name withheld) unknown to them that the chief had a team of Special protection unit (SPU) Operatives escorting him.

Recovered vehicle
Recovered vehicle

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 police image maker DSP Bright Edafe disclosed that 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 registration number Abuja KWL 895 RQ, which is the operational vehicle of the hoodlums was also recovered. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.

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