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Police in Delta killed a suspected armed robber in a gun duel in Sapele on Saturday.

Police spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, told journalists on Sunday in Warri that the suspect, known as Diamond or “Fowlboy’’, was member of a three-man gang terrorising residents of Amukpe Community in Sapele.

Bright said that the Divisional Police Officer, Sapele Division, CSP Harrison Nwabuisi, received a distress call on Saturday that robbers were operating in the house of a resident in Amukpe.

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“Nwabuisi immediately detailed patrol teams to the scene in conjunction with vigilantes. On getting there, the armed robbers engaged them in a gun duel.

“Fowlboy’’ was gunned down during the duel while others escaped with bullet wounds, he said.

He said items recovered from the suspect were one cut-to-size locally made gun, a military camouflage cardigan and seven cell phones.

Bright said efforts were being intensified to arrest fleeing members of the gang. (NAN)