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Delta police arrest two suspected armed robbers, recover arms

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The suspects, Yusuf Ibrahim ‘m’ (27) and Hashimu Garba ‘m’ (30) were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team in Ekpan Police Division while on routine visibility patrol duty. One other escaped from the scene of crime.

The Police also recovered one cut-to-size locally-made single barrel gun, three live cartridges and two expended cartridges from the suspects.

It was learnt that the Police flagged down a motorcycle with three occupants by Benjones in Hausa Market along NPA Expressway, Warri.

The suspects alighted from the motorcycle and one of them surprisingly shot at the team.

However, the team who were strategically positioned returned same.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident in a statement said, “During the gun duel, one of the suspects named Yusuf Ibrahim ‘m’ age 27, was shot on his left foot which brought him down and he was arrested along with the rider of the motorcycle one Hashimu Garba ‘m’ 30 years of Mami Market, Effurun while the third suspect escaped.”

The Police image maker said, “Manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing.”

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