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Suspected Armed Robbers Abandon Ak-50 Rifle After Battle With Police In Delta State

Suspected armed robbers have reportedly abandoned an AK50 rifle after a serious exchange of gun fire with Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad along Ibusa/Ogwashi-Uku/Issele Azagba road in Delta State.


The AK50 rifle with breach no NA48333 contained a magazine loaded with nineteen rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition. It was learnt that the RRS Commander and his team on arrival at the road after the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, came across a group of four young men who emerged from the bush but on noticing the presence of the operatives, ran back into the bush.

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The RRS operatives gave them a hot chase which led to exchange of gun fire.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report at a press briefing in Asaba.

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He said,

“However, realizing that the police had upper hand against them, they they threw away one AK50 rifle with breach no NA48333 containing a magazine loaded with nineteen rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.

“Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”

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