3 bandits die in gun duel in Niger-Delta.

Published 7 years ago by: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
at 06:08 PM, 28/01/2012 (7 years ago)

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   WARRI- ACTING Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar may have opened a new vista in crime fighting in the Nigeria Police Force with what appears to be a fresh resolve by state Commissioners of Police and their men to fight criminals and criminality in all ramifications.

Commissioner of Police in Delta state, Mr Mamman Tsafe, confirmed the operational resolution of state police chiefs while addressing newsmen in Warri, weekend,  on the gun battle between men of the Counter Terrorist Squad in Warri and a five-man armed robbery gang.

He said under the new IGP, Commissioners of Police across the states and other senior police officers have agreed to work harder and revamp the image of the police force, adding, “I can tell you that the new spirit is permeating the entire police force”.

On the three armed robbers that were shot dead, he said they were  part of the organized crime gang that had shot dead over 10 policemen “in the last few breaks and stolen their rifles” in the state were shot dead.

Forty-eight hours earlier, a three –man gang, which carried out their robbery operations in camouflage military uniform, was nabbed by the Marine Police in Warri. One of the suspects had confessed that the uniform was given to him by a serving soldier and the allegation is under investigation.

Commissioner Tsafe said the bandits were carrying out robbery operation along Udu Road, Warri, when they sighted the police team and opened fire on the sqaud.

He said the policemen responded and subdued the bandits, killing two on the spot in the ensuing crossfire, while the third one, who escaped into the swamp with bullet wounds, was found dead in the early hours of yesterday by the team.

Commissioner Tsafe said two other members of the gang escaped with bullet wounds and the police have mounted a manhunt for them.

His words, “Two locally made cut to size gun and five live cartridges were recovered from the hoodlums and one Camry car with registration number, CU 62 RBC”.

According to him, “Our operational activities have been intensified more than ever before with the assumption of duty of the new IGP, he has directed all police commissioners to fight criminals and criminality in all its ramifications, not just Boko Haram alone,  and I tell you, officers and men are determined to do more under his leadership”.

A woman, Mrs. Precious Owolo, who identified one of the deceased bandits, said the gang snatched her Toyota Matrix, Saturday evening, and forced her and her over one-year-old baby into the Toyota Camry car that was recovered by the police.

Area Commander of Police,  Warri, Mr Abutu Yaro told newsmen that police were combing the oil city and environs for the wounded bandits and Mrs. Owolo’s car.

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Bachelorette at 06:44 PM, 28/01/2012 (7 years ago)
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chicco77 at 11:00 AM, 27/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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cadanre at 11:02 AM, 27/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Cults....They are the south-south version of boko haram. Government should declare war against them too.

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