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Edo State Civil Defence Kill One, Arrest Two Suspected Robbers




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Civil Defence Corps Kill One, Arrest Suspects Of Ikpoba Slope Robbery In Benin

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Edo State today have killed one person and arrested two other suspects, who robbed at Ikpoba Slope in Benin.

The Public Relations Officer of the corps, Mr Efosa Ogbebor, who briefed news men in Benin said that the hoodlums were among a gang of robbers that robbed motorists on the Benin-Auchi highway at Ikpoba Slope yesterday.

Ogbebor  recalled that at about 9:45 p.m yesterday, the command was alerted through a call that a robbery was taking place on Benin-Auchi road at Ikpoba Slope in Benin.

He said that the command dispatched its counter terrorism squad to the area,  after which a cross fire ensued between the hoodlums and the operatives of the squad.

Ogbebor said that in the cross fire that ensued, the operatives shot one of the suspects dead and that two escaped with gunshot wounds while two others were captured.

The Defence spokesman noted that those arrested are now in the custody of the command, waiting to be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Items retrieved from the gang according to Ogbebor include; locally made pistol and a Hyundai Accent car.

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Ogbebor  who noted that on interrogation, one of the suspects denied involvement in the crime saying that he boarded the car not knowing that the other occupants were robbers.