Nigerian soldiers have killed four suspected armed robbers at Oviore community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that other suspects fled at the heat of the crossfire that ensued between them and operatives of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) of the Nigerian Army stationed at Oviere army post.

It was further learnt that soldiers of OPDS got a distress call from a resident of the community that the robbery suspects were in operation.

Recall that the soldiers started Operation Crocodile Smile 6 on November 20 in the state to safeguard residents ahead of the Yuletide responded swiftly.

It was further gathered that the suspected robbers on sighting the soldiers, opened fire but could not sustain the soldier’s superior firepower.

Colonel Ahmed Sanni, Commander, Sector 1, OPDS, Nigerian Army, Effurun confirmed the incident.

Sanni said the soldiers, with the support of local vigilante at Oviore, responded to the distress call on November 20 at about 10:04 p.m from residents of the community.

Items recovered from the scene, according to the army officer, included two locally-made guns, one tricycle, three mobile phones and one iron cutter now in the custody of the army.