Two suspected armed robbers were reported gunned down by men of the Delta State Police Command during a gun battle with the criminals. The armed robbers were allegedly perfecting plans to operate opposite the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office Asaba.
Acting on a tip off, a team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives, raced to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. Two of them were fatally injured and later died, while others escaped.
One AK47 rifle with BREECH No. 19567 and two magazines with 18 rounds of live ammunition were recovered.
In a related development, 16 kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt at Ogor, Ughelli.
According to the Police public relations officer, DSP Edafe Bright, a distress call was received that workers of one Zion Onofighe, a hotelier were being attacked by gun men at his site in Ogor, Ughelli. Patrol teams were dispatched to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a shootout.
They rescued the hotelier and 16 workers unhurt while a Toyota Highlander Jeep was also recovered from the scene.
According to the Police, manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.