A gang of 10 criminals on Tuesday killed a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Sunday Okoebor, in Asaba, Delta State.
The gang was, however, unlucky as men of the Nigeria Army from 63 Brigade arrested eight of them, out which two were incapacitated while two escaped.
The soldiers, again mobilised to the criminals’ hideout where 125 others were arrested, eight of which were identified by residents as those who have been robbing them of their properties and terrorising their areas.
Briefing journalists on the breakthrough, Colonel lbrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff headquarters, 63 Brigade Asaba, said his men received information about the killing at Koka area of the capacity and they mobilised to the area.
According to him, his men were joined by the police “Operation Hawk” who exchanged fire with the criminals while a member of the gang, identified simply as Aminu, shot the DSP at close range, killing him on the spot. Unfortunately, two of the criminals escaped with pump action rifles.
“We incapacitated two, two escaped and we were able to arrest an additional six. We also arrested 125 at their hideouts out of which eight were identified as robbers.
“We are going to hand them over to the police. We are only doing this “Operation Still Water” to ensure safe environment particularly this ember months, to maintain peace,” Col Gambari stated.
Items recovered from them include pistol gun, laptops, jewelries, phones, and other electronic gadgets