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One Killed In Police, Robbers Gun Battle

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

An armed robbery suspect was on Monday shot dead by men of the Ogun State Police Command during a gun battle while others escaped with gun shot injuries.

A statement from the state police command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Tuesday said the Ikenne Police Division received a distress call at about 5 am that a group of armed robbers had blocked road along Olabiro street in ikenne and were dispossessing people of their valuables at gun point.

The statement read, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Ikenne Division, Noukauba Onuma mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene, on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30 minutes.

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“One of the hoodlums was shot dead while others escaped with various degree of gun shot injuries

Oyeyemi said a one cut to size locally made gun, one live cartridge and one expended cartridge were recovered from the dead robber.

The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun praised his men for their display of gallantry.

He directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice within the shortest possible time.

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