A notorious 4 members armed robbery gang that attacked a lodge for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta state have been killed.
The robbery gang terrorizing Isiokolo and its neighboring towns attacked the lodge a few days ago, taking away valuables belonging to the traumatized corps members.
The robbers were also said to have attacked a bush bar in the vicinity of the lodge, causing mayhem.
But four of them met their Waterloo on Monday during a shootout with a team of operatives from Isiokolo police division of the state police command.
A source at the police division disclosed that detectives had been on the trail of the suspects, adding that with the assistance of the local vigilance group, operatives busted the robbers in neighboring Kokori town after a major robbery operation.
It was learned that the police, following a tip-off, clamp down on the suspects who were from Warri, at the wee hours of the day but in an ensuing confrontation, three vigilante men sustained gunshot injuries from the bullets of the robbers.
Four of the suspected robbers were killed instantly; others were said to have escaped while two locally-made guns and ten cartridges were recovered at the scene of the exchange of fire.
Contacted on Tuesday in Asaba, acting Public Relation Officer, of the state police command, ASP Chuks Oresewezie, confirmed the story, saying efforts had been intensified to clamp down on the fleeing robbers.