4 robbers killed in shootout with police in Warri


No fewer than four armed robbery suspects were, Monday afternoon, gunned down during a shootout with operatives of the Nigerian Police, Warri Area Command.

The incident, it was gathered, occurred at the busy Okere roundabout in the heart of Warri, in Warri South Local Government Area of the state.

An eyewitness, who spoke to Nigerian Tribune at the scene of the gun fuel, said the whole area smacked of a war zone while the shoot-out lasted as commuters and shop owners scampered for safety.

Area Commander, Warri Area Command, ACP Mohammed Muazu, who confirmed the incident, said some arms and ammunition were recovered from the daredevil hoodlums

Speaking with the police image-maker, Delta Police Command, SP Celestina Kalu on the incident, she said two locally made double barrel cut-to-size and six live cartridges were recovered from the hoodlums.

According to Kalu, the deceased, who met their Waterloo at about 1:30p.m Monday, specialised in robbing bank customers in the oil-rich city.

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