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‘Tompolo’ killed in gun battle with police in Delta

In a fire fight in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta state, m en of the Nigeria Police Force in in the state said they have killed a notorious armed robber known as Tompolo.
The notorious robber not and also not related to the former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, who was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in February, 2016.
According to reports, the notorious Tompolo and his gang were involved in a shootout with the police and local vigilante members when he was reportedly killed.
Report from Asabam Delta State capital said the incident happened on Saturday, April 9, 2017.
It was alleged that the gang members were robbing an unidentified woman at gunpoint around 5 am when they were accosted by the policemen.
Witnesses said Tompolo was shot dead while 3 others sustained gunshot wounds.
The said Tompolo was alleged to have been terrorising the community before his death.
The Divisional Police Officer of Enerhen, CSP Hassan Galadima said: ” I’m aware of the incident. It’s not just the vigilante that killed the robber. They were on patrol with the police. We shot him and the rest escaped with bullet wounds. We recovered from them some expended and live cartridges inside the gun.”

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