Operatives of the Edo state police command attached to Ehor Division while on routine patrol at Ugha axis in Uhunmwonde Local Government area of Edo State on Tuesday responded to a distress call where hoodlums barricaded Benin-Auchi road by Okhuo Hill.
They had stationed in the locality waiting for travellers to Rob and kidnap.
The Divisional police officer in charge of Ehor Division immediately swung into action by drafting tactical teams to the area.
A statement signed by the Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said the hoodlums, on sighting the Police, engaged them in a gun duel.
The Police then successfully repelled them.
One of the hoodlums was killed in the process, one locally single barrel gun, seven (7) live cartridges, and a button Tecno phone was recovered at the scene.
An effort is in top gear to arrest other gang members who escaped with bullet wounds.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Phillip Aliyu Ogbadu, reiterates his commitment to making Edo State a crime-free State.
He implores the good people of Edo State and the general public to continue to give credible information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the State.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.