The Edo State Police Command, on Sunday, said it had killed two suspected armed robbers in Benin City, Edo State.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, in a press statement said operatives of the Command, when informed of the activities of the gang, traced them to where they engaged them in a gun duel.
The statement partly read: “In continuation of the the Command’s crackdown on violent crimes and criminalities in Edo State, the Edo State Police Command overwhelmed a rampaging gang of armed robbers that invaded Rubec Oil and Gas Station, off Murtala Mohammed Way, Benin City, in the early hours of 26/6/22.
“On receipt of the information, the Commander, Crack Team, immediately mobilised a team of police operatives and vigilante to the scene.
“The armed robbers were later trailed to a different location where they were carrying out another operation. On sighting the team of security operatives, the armed robbers opened fire on them which led to a gun duel.
“In the process, two of the armed robbers were hit by bullets and were confirmed dead at the Police Cottage Hospital in Benin, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor and their bodies deposited at the mortuary.
“Items recovered from them include one locally made pistol, three live cartridges.
“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro fdc, has directed that more efforts be made toward possible arrest and prosecution of other fleeing members of the gang,” she added.