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Police foil robbery in Suleja

The suspected armed robbers of about five attacked a GSM store along Morocco road, Suleja, on Saturday.

• July 30, 2022
Niger State Police commissioner
Niger CP, Monday Bala Kuryas

Police in Niger say they have foiled a robbery on Morocco road in Suleja Local Government Area of the state.

Wasiu Abiodun, the spokesperson, announced this in Minna on Saturday.

Mr Abiodun said suspected armed robbers of about five in numbers attacked a GSM store along Morocco road, Suleja, on Saturday, shooting sporadically with a pistol and removing some numbers of mobile phones from the store.

He explained that on receiving the information, police operatives attached to Suleja Area Command mobilised to the scene while the robbers hurriedly drove off in a Peugeot 406 with Reg. No. ABJ 467 GX.

He said after a hot chase towards the military checkpoint by Zuma rock, the robbers abandoned the vehicle and took to their heels into the forest.

However, the police and military operatives are said to be on the trail of the fleeing robbers with a view to arresting the hoodlums.

The Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, asked the public not to panic as security operatives were on top of the situation and further development would be made public.

Mr Kuryas solicited for more support from residents by coming forward with reliable information on suspicious characters for prompt security action.

(NAN)

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