CITIZENS COMPASS – In response to the killing on Police operatives attached to the Dragon Patrol Team, Delta State, the State Police Command has neutralised one of the suspects and arrested two others.
During tje operation, the Police also recovered two AK-47 rifles, one Assault rifle, four magazines and twelve 7.62 AK-47 ammunitions during a gun duel.
Spokesperson of the Command, Bright Edafe disclosed this on Monday, July 24, 2023, in a statement.
He said the officers were shot dead by their attackers at about 1140hours while they were on stop and search duty at Oleh roundabout by suspected bandits.
He said their patrol vehicles were attacked and two operatives were dead whike the patrol vehicles were set ablaze..
As God would have His way, the susoects were fished out of their hifing place through the combined efforts of the Police, Nigerian Army and local vigilant.
“Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, detailed a combined team of Policemen attached to Ozoro Area command, Dragon patrol to go after the attackers.
” With the support of troops from the Nigerian Army, 63 Brigade and members of the local vigilante the men swung into action.
” During the operation, the combined team engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun duel, subduing the hoodlums who fled into the bush having been inflicted gunshot injuries.
” The team traced their blood to a river where one AK-47 rifle was recovered on the same date of the incident.
” The response team sustained the tempo and continued the operation on 24/7/2023. Acting on credible intelligence, they stormed Erewa community bush in Isoko North LGA, where they engaged the remnant of the bandits in serious gun duel, neutralized one of them, arrested two others, recovered two more AK-47 rifles, one Assault rifle, four magazines and twelve 7.62 AK-47 ammunition. Effort is still on to track down other members of the syndicate.
“The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass psc assures residents that the Command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality while counting on the support from well-meaning Deltans in ensuring that the State is safe for all.”