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2 robbery suspects killed in shootout with police


The police in a shootout gunned down two of a three man gang robbers. The incident happened when the three-man robbery gang attacked a supermarket in Opolo community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Two of its members were killed in a shootout with the police, while the third member reportedly escaped.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, while confirming the incident, said the hoodlums, armed with locally-made pistols, met their end when they attacked a supermarket. According to him, “last Thursday, at about 3.30p.m., three young men, armed with locally-made pistols, attacked Ankos Supermarket at Opolo, Yenagoa, and carted away one hundred and five thousand naira. 

“The Special Anti-Roberry Squad, SARS, swiftly responded to the distress call, leading to a gun battle between the robbers and policemen.” “One of the suspects escaped, while the other suspects sustained gunshot injuries. “They were arrested and taken to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Yenagoa, for treatment where they were confirmed dead. 

The corpses were deposited for autopsy. “Two locally-made revolver pistols, with three live .9mm ammunition, one female purse containing N10,500 and an earring, were recovered from the deceased suspects. “Manhunt has been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect, while investigation is ongoing.”

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