Police, army neutralise armed robbers in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command, in collaboration with the army, on Saturday, neutralized two armed theft suspects after a gun duel ensued within the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in an announcement signed and made obtainable to journalists in Lafia by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel.

The assertion reads, “On 29/6/2024 at about 0310hrs, a misery name was obtained by the Divisional Police officer, Karshi, about an ongoing armed theft operation round Karshi by-pass.

“Upon receipt of the information, Police operatives, in collaboration with the military, swiftly moved to the scene. On sighting the security agents, the criminals opened fire on them, and a gun duel ensued.

“Consequently, two of the criminals were fatally injured and rushed to the hospital, where they subsequently died while receiving treatment, and others escaped with bullet wounds.”

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The PPRO narrated that the realm was additional combed by the mixed workforce the place two suspects, specifically: Yusuf Lawal ‘M’, 27yrs, a resident of Nyanya FCT, and Hamza Abdullahi ‘M’ of Orange Market, Mararaba, had been arrested.

He defined that each suspects who had been arrested in connection to the crime hail from Bauchi State.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include: 3 cartridges, 3 Cutlasses, 19 handsets of different brands, 2 Laptops, 9 pairs of shoes, a wristwatch, 1 MP 3 player, 1 power bank, 3 torches, 3 bags, 2 ear pods, a smoother, sachets of Milk and Milo and the sum of two thousand six hundred Naira,” Nansel added.

According to the assertion, the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu Nadada, counseled the officers for a job properly finished and charged them to maintain the tempo within the combat in opposition to crime throughout the 13 LGAs of the state.



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