Two suspected armed robbers have been neutralised during a shootout with the police while one suspect was arrested, a statement by the image maker of the state police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje disclosed.
The statement noted that the feat was recorded on the 01/02/2021 at about 12:03hrs, when the command received reports from a good Samaritan that some gun men suspected to be armed robbers blocked the Numan – Jalingo highway road and were robbing innocent travelers of their belongings.
“On the strength of that, the commissioner of police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, psc, immediately deployed the command’s operatives and were accompanied by vigilantes/hunters led by DPO Numan to the area.
“The suspected armed robbers engaged the police in a shoot out and luckily two of the armed robbers were gunned down while one identified as Ashidu Bakari, a resident of Lafiya in Lamurde local government area, was apprehended haven sustained bullet wound while others escaped.
“The suspect who is now receiving treatment is being investigated in connection to criminal conspiracy and armed robbery,” Nguroje said.
Meanwhile, the command has commended the police operatives of Numan division for their immediate response which resulted in the successes recorded.
The commissioner while appreciating the vigilantes/hunters in Numan for their cooperation and support so far, called for improved partnership and collaboration between the citizens and the police particularly in the areas of providing credible and actionable information to the Police which is required in tackling crimes and apprehending unrepentant criminals in the state.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations is concluded.