TWO suspected armed robbers, were Thursday shot dead, while three were arrested by a combine team of security operatives at Uwheru, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the boys were among the armed bandits terrorizing unsuspecting travelers between Ughelli and Ohoro junction on the East/West road. A dependable source from the Uwheru community said the boys numbering three were among those perpetrating crime in the area.
The source, who pleaded anonymity said the youths after apprehending the suspects, put a distress call across to security operatives in Ughelli, Ogor and Evwreni who immediately came to their aid, disclosing that the other one was handed over to the police at the Ughelli ‘A’ Police Division alive including the two corpses of the suspected armed robbers.
When contacted, the Area Commander, Delta Central Police Command, Mr Bassey Essien, while confirming the incident said two members of the armed robbery gang were in the Police custody, adding that the two suspected criminals disclosed the hideout of other members of the gang to the police.
According to him, the police stormed their hideout in Uwheru, noting that on citing police officers, the suspected armed robbers opened fire. He said the two suspected criminal were shot dead during the shootout, saying that other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries. Essien said the police recovered one cut to size gun from the robbers.