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Security operatives kill two robbery suspects, arrest two others in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Umar Nadada, appreciated the operatives for their gallantry.

• June 29, 2024
UMAR NADADA
UMAR NADADA

The police command in Nasarawa State said a combined team of its operatives and the military killed two suspected armed robbers during a gun duel on Saturday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure to journalists on Saturday in Lafia.

Mr Nansel stated that at about 3:10 a.m., on Saturday, June 29, the Karshi Divisional Office in the Karu Local Government Area received a distress call about an ongoing robbery operation around Karshi By-Pass.

“Upon receipt of the information, police operatives in collaboration with the military, swiftly moved to the scene. On sighting security agents, the armed robbers opened fire on the joint team where 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.

“The general area was combed by the combined team, where two suspects, all men and indigenes of Bauchi State, but residents of Nyanya and Orange Market Mararaba, Karu LGA, were arrested in connection with the incident,” Mr Nansel added.

The police spokesperson further said that items recovered as exhibits from the suspects included three cartridges, three cutlasses, 19 mobile phones  of different brands, two laptops, and nine pairs of shoes among others.

The PPRO on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Umar Nadada, appreciated the operatives for their gallantry and promised that the police would sustain the tempo.

(NAN)

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