DPO, 9 Others Killed In Shoot Out

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The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Abraka in Delta, CSP Steve Chigbufue and four other policemen were killed on Monday by suspected armed robbers at Igbodo in Ika North Local Government Area of the state.

The police however shot dead five members of the gang in a counter attack.

Mr. Charles Muka, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba that the policemen were killed while on their way to the state Police Command for a meeting.

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He said the deceased ran into the suspects who were on robbery operation at Igbodo and was killed on the spot by the gang.

The police spokesman said the gang had earlier attacked a commercial bank located at Ibusa market in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.

Muka said that the police had to send for reinforcement from Asaba before succeeding in killing five of the suspected armed robbers in a shoot out.

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