Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have engaged Police operatives in gun-duel on Sunday in Benin City, Edo State.
Two out of the armed robbers were reportedly killed in the Shoot-out.
The suspects were said to have robbed a filling station in Benin metropolis on Sunday l before heading for another location where the police engaged them in a duel.
The command’s spokesperson confirmed the incident in a statement made available to Journalists
He noted that other members of the gang escaped with injuries.
He said the police received information that armed robbers had invaded Rubec Oil and Gas Station located off Murtala Mohamed way Benin City.
He said the police and Vigilante immediately mobilised to the scene and discovered that they had moved to another location.
He said the security team trailed the robbers to their location, adding that on sighting the security team, the robbers opened fire.
“In the process, two of the armed robbers were killed while others escaped with various degrees of bullet injuries,” he said in a statement.
He added that the suspects were taken to the Police Cottage hospital where they were confirmed dead.