1 killed as police, robbers engage in gun duel in Edo


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The Police in Edo have killed a notorious armed robbery suspect and recovered one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges in a gun duel in Benin.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, confirmed the incident.

Iwegbu said the operation followed a distress call to the Divisional Police officer in charge of the Ugbor division that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University, Ugbor GRA, Benin.

“The DPO personally led operatives to the scene with the aim to arrest the suspects.

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“On arrival at the scene, the suspects on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel.

“However, the superior firepower from the police operatives neutralized one of the suspected armed robbers.”

Items recovered from the suspect included one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges.

She said that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.

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