Po­lice kill 1, ar­rest 2 armed rob­bers in Katsina

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

The po­lice in Katsina have killed one armed rob­ber and ar­rested two oth­ers dur­ing a gun duel, the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Us­man Ab­dul­lahi has said.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence, Ab­dul­lahi said the killed armed rob­ber was among those who wore army uni­forms and blocked Rum­far Yankifi along Tudun-Iya Gan­gara road, Fun­tua LGA, Katsina state.

One wooden toy gun, ma­chete, and bunch of charms were re­cov­ered from the rob­ber while search is on to ap­pre­hend the sus­pects that es­caped with gun shots, the com­mis­sioner said

He said the com­mand has ar­rested one Ab­dul­lahi Ibrahim, 28, of Kwado Kam­barawa quar­ters Katsina, said to be a no­to­ri­ous mem­ber of rob­bery syn­di­cate ter­ror­iz­ing Katsina state and its en­vi­rons.

“The syn­di­cate dis­guised them­selves in po­lice uni­forms and in­vaded the house of one Al­haji Haruna Abubakar Mai-Adashi ‘m’ of Farin Yaro Quar­ters Katsina and robbed him of the sum of N1.2m” he said

He said the com­mand also suc­ceeded in the ar­rest of an­other no­to­ri­ous sus­pect Kabiru Saleh of Ma­hangi vil­lage, Ka­fur LGA, Katsina State.

Mean­while, the com­mand also ar­rested a no­to­ri­ous mo­tor­cy­cle thief, one Shamsu Sani, alias “Of­fi­cer” of Barhim vil­lage Katsina state, who per­pe­trates his crime by dis­guis­ing as a po­lice of­fi­cer.

A search was con­ducted in his house which led to the re­cov­ery of two stolen mo­tor­cy­cles (Jincheng and Boxer), a com­plete set of po­lice uni­form with Force Num­ber 267490, one trouser of Po­lice Mo­bile Po­lice Uni­form, one pris­ons ser­vice uni­form trouser.

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