The Delta State Police Command has gunned down two suspected armed robbers at Ekette Water Side area of Delta State.
Disclosing this to newsmen on Saturday in Asaba, the Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya stated that the incident occurred on Wednesday at around 5pm.
She said that the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ovwian Aladja Idoko Okwudih and his team while on surveillance patrol received a distress call that some armed robbers were operating around Ekette Water Side.
She added, “Based on the information received, the patrol team in a swift response proceeded to the scene where they saw four boys suspected to be armed robbers on two motorcycles who opened fire on the policemen.
“During the exchange of fire, two of the robbers were gunned down and were rushed to the hospital for treatment but were later confirm dead”
Onome noted that the items recovered from the suspects include one cut-to-size double barrel gun with three live cartridges.
She stressed that efforts are on to track down the others who escaped with bullet wounds.