POLICE ENGAGE ARMED ROBBERS THAT ATTACKED UBA BANK IN GUN DUEL, RECOVER VEHICLES

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POLICE ENGAGE ARMED ROBBERS THAT ATTACKED UBA BANK IN GUN DUEL, RECOVER VEHICLES

The Delta State Police Command has recovered two vehicles used by the armed robbery gangs that attacked a bank.

The heavily armed robbers invaded and attacked a UBA branch at Issele-Uku and the Divisional Police Headquarters Issele-Uku on Tuesday, 30th March, 2021.

According to reports, the armed hoodlums used dynamites to destroy the security doors of the banking hall and made away with undisclosed amount of money.

In a press statement released and e-signed by the State Command’s Public relations officer, DSP Edafe Bright stated, “On the 30/3/2021 at about 1600hrs, heavily armed hoodlums attacked United Bank for Africa (UBA) Issele-Uku branch and the Divisional Police Headquarters Issele-Uku.

During the attack, dynamites were used by the hoodlums to destroy the security doors of the banking hall and made away with undisclosed amount of money. The Police Station was simultaneously attacked and riddle with bullets.”

“The Commissioner of police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, Psc+ quickly mobilized patrol teams from the State Police Headquarters Asaba to Issele-Uku, led by the DC Operations DCP Olaleye Faleye who engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.

Meanwhile, Edafe revealed that, “The hoodlums escaped in two vehicles but were chased and consequently, they abandoned their vehicles and escaped into the bush. However, an Inspector of Police, Anioma Security Watch vigilante member and a civilian died while one of the hoodlums was killed and their vehicles full of blood were recovered.

Also recovered is one AK 47 rifle breech No. 9558 with empty magazine painted with Police color. The command is appealing to members of the public with useful information that will aid the arrest of these hoodlums to please avail such information to the commissioner of police.”

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