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Police Kill One, Arrested 3 Others For Armed Robbery In Taraba



Nigeria Police

One suspected armed robber and Knowledge have been killed with three others arrested when Taraba State police command engaged these gang members in a gun dual.

Mr David Akinremi, the commissioner of police disclosed this in Jalingo on Saturday that the suspect was killed when the gang engaged the police in a shootout.

“A gang of suspected armed robbers/ kidnappers engaged a team of police operatives in a gun duel in their Borno Bukuruku forest hideout in Bali LGA, based on actionable intelligence received at about 10.00hrs.

“In the process, one of them was gunned down by the superior firepower of our operatives while three others : Halilu Umaru, 35, Lawale Shehu, 22, Isah Abdullahi, 25, were arrested,” Akinremi said.

Among the Items recovered from the robbers include an Ak47 rifle with eight rounds of ammunition, criminal charms, an army camouflage and cutlasses were recovered from the suspects.

The police boss admonished the member of the public to watch out for other members of the gang who escaped with gunshot injuries and report them to the police.

Akinremi who vowed that the police would arrest and bring to justice to criminals, advised the kidnappers and other criminals to steer clear from the state, saying the police would arrest and bring them to justice sooner or later.


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