Delta Police confirms killing of 4 pirate suspects

The Delta State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of 4 unidentified pirates alongside the creeks of Burutu council space of the state.

Based on the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, one different escaped with bullet wounds.

The PPRO instructed The Nation on phone that, “five of them were gunned down. But one escaped with bullet wounds. Then the other four were rushed to the hospital. On the way, they died. They were unidentified pirates.”

Over 10 riverine communities alongside the Ramos River had been reportedly terrorized by the suspected pirates, who aside from stealing and kidnapping, rape their ladies.

The infamous gang was additionally mentioned to put ambush for unsuspecting passenger boats.

Their onslaught had for the previous 4 months induced stress amongst residents.

Nevertheless, The Nation learnt {that a} cell police staff of the Delta State Authorities Waterways Safety gunned down the suspects once they (suspects) sprung on them.

It was gathered that the five-man gang had attacked a ship headed to Burutu from Warri early Wednesday, robbing the passengers of their wares and money.

The hoodlums additional made to hijack one other incoming boat, which unknown to them had safety personnel wearing mufti, who opened hearth on them.

Whereas one escaped, the opposite 4 died whereas being rushed to the Central Hospital, Warri.

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