The Delta State Police Command says it has neutralised one and arrested two others who shot and killed two policemen on duty around the Plej Roundabout, Isoko North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The incident happened on Sunday afternoon, prompting combined team of policemen attached to the Ozoro Area Command, Dragon patrol to go after the attackers, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe.
See the full statement below:
24th July, 2023
DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND ENGAGES FLEEING BANDITS WHO ATTACKED AND KILLED THREE POLICEMEN.
NEUTRALIZED ONE, ARRESTED TWO OTHERS. RECOVERED THREE AK47 RIFLES AND ONE ASSUALT RIFLE
In response to the attack on Police operatives attached to Dragon Patrol team on 23/7/2023, at about 1140hours while on stop and search duty at Oleh roundabout by suspected bandits, who shot and killed two operatives and set the patrol vehicle ablaze, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass, detailed a combined team of Policemen attached to Ozoro Area command, Dragon patrol to go after the attackers. With the support of troops from the Nigerian Army, 63 Brigade and members of the local vigilante the men swung into action. During the operation, the combined team engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun duel, subdued the hoodlums who fled into the bush having been inflicted gunshot injuries. The team traced their blood to a river where one AK-47 rifle was recovered on the same date of the incident. The response team sustained the tempo and continued the operation on 24/7/2023. Acting on credible intelligence, they stormed Erewa community bush in Isoko North LGA, where they engaged the remnant of the bandits in serious gun duel, neutralized one of them, arrested two others, recovered two more AK-47 rifles, one Assault rifle, four magazines and twelve 7.62 AK-47 ammunition. Effort is still on to track down other members of the syndicate.
The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass psc assures residents that the Command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality while counting on the support from well-meaning Deltans in ensuring that the State is safe for all.
CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS:
4. 09155570007 ( PPRO’S OFFICE)
DSP BRIGHT EDAFE
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE COMMAND,
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