The State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, in a statement on Saturday, said a locally-fabricated Brownie pistol, seven rounds of .75mm ammunition and criminal charms were recovered from the criminals.
The statement read, “Officers of the command patrolling along Bali-Garbabi road had an encounter with hoodlums robbing some victims while on their way to the market.
“In the ensuing gun duel, three of the armed robbers were shot dead while others escaped with gun shot injuries.
“A locally-fabricated Brownie pistol with seven rounds of .75mm ammunition and criminal charms were recovered from them.”
The command urged members of the public to watch out for people with gunshot injuries and report immediately to the nearest police station
Akinremi also assured residents of the state of the command’s renewed effort at ridding the state of criminal elements.