Four teenage robbers shot dead during gun battle with police


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The police in Edo shot dead four teenage armed robbers during a fierce shootout on Saturday.

The thieves were said to have stolen a Venza car at gunpoint along Etete Road GRA.

The owner of the car was said to have quickly informed the police and the robbers were tracked to Country Home Hotel Road.

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While two of the robbers died on the spot, others who sustained injuries later died.

One of the robbers, who said he was 18 years old, said they were taking the car to Lagos State for sale.

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar. said it showed the police in Edo are top of the game.

Abubakar also assured that kidnappers along the Benin-Lagos highway would soon be apprehended.

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