Po­lice in­ter­cept armed rob­bery syn­di­cate in Zaria

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM - From Isa Sa’idu, Zaria

The po­lice in Zaria have ar­rested one of the eight-mem­ber armed rob­bery syn­di­cate along Zari­aKaduna ex­press road.

Con­firm­ing the in­ci­dent to Daily Trust yes­ter­day, the Area Com­man­der in­charge of Zaria, Ab­dul­lahi Ibrahim, said the sus­pect was shot and ar­rested after an ex­change of gun­fire.

He gave his name as Umar Sani, say­ing he was fully dressed in Nige­rian Army’s uni­form as at the time of the ar­rest.

A po­lice source said the po­lice re­ceived re­port that the armed men had blocked the Zaria-Kaduna ex­press road at about 3am of Mon­day and that they mo­bilised to the scene.

The source added, “As we ap­proached they opened fire on us. We over­pow­ered them with su­pe­rior gun­fire. The ar­rested sus­pect told us that they were in­vited from Taraba State to Zaria to op­er­ate and that they stayed at Marara­ban Jos, a sub­urb along the Zaria-Kaduna ex­press road.

“We sus­pect that the re­main­ing gang mem­bers ran away with gun in­juries. This is why we call on the public, es­pe­cially own­ers of health fa­cil­i­ties, to re­port to the po­lice any­one they see with gun­shot in­jury,” he said.

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