Police kill three murder suspects in a shoot-out


The Rivers Police Command says it has shot dead three gunmen suspected to have killed the Ogale Eleme Youth President, Mr. Nnafor Ogbu.

The Command spokesman, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Monday that the gang broke into Ogbu’s house in Ogale, Eleme Local Government Area and shot him dead.

According to him, the DPO of the Area, Mr. Elijah Eleke, quickly mobilised men of the Division in search of the hoodlums. Omoni said the gang was intercepted at the Refinery Junction in Port Harcourt.

According to him, the suspects immediately opened fire on the Police.

“In a return fire, three of them were fatally wounded and died before medical attention could be given, while others escaped,” he said. He added that the corpses have been evacuated and deposited in a mortuary.

Omoni said one locally made double barrel gun and 11 live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

The spokesman said investigations into the matter had commenced, assuring that the fleeing members of the gang would be arrested and brought to justice.


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