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Police neutralise armed robber, arrest three others and recover four stolen cows in Gombe

Jul 1, 2023 #News

Operatives of the Gombe State Police Command killed a suspected armed robber in a gun duel, arrested three others while six escaped with bullet wounds. 

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 30, 2023, said police also recovered four stolen cows and a locally made pistol with two live cartridges. 

According to the PPRO, the command’s control room on 24/06/2023 at about 0230hrs, received a distress call that a gang of notorious armed robbers who have been terrorizing the residents of Gombe metropolitan, especially Arawa, Malam inna and nayi nawa quarters Gombe, invaded the residence of one Alhaji Gidado Muhammad Sani at Arawa Quarters.

He said the robbers shot sporadically and robbed the occupants of their valuables. They also injured the security guard, one Mohd Abdullahi, on his head, left hand and back. 

“While acting on the distress, the Commissioner of Police CP Oqua Etim mobilized the tactical team of Operations 999 to the scene, who swiftly responded to the incident. The suspects engaged them in a gun duel on getting there,” the statement read. 

One of the deadly robbers, Alias Albaru of Kumbiya Kumbiya quarters was neutralized while Adamu Usman alias Bali 22years old of Barunde Quarters, Mustapha Abdullahi alias jammaye 22 yrs m of malam inna and Abdullahi Hussaini alias Danbasi 21yrs m of anguwa uku, were arrested and 6 others are on the run with suspected bullet wounds. 

“Part of the exhibits robbed from the victims were recovered while Effort is emplaced to arrest the fleeing suspects.” 

“Similarly, a case of theft of two bulls was reported at Gona divisional headquarters on 27/06/2023 at about 2230 hrs. One Jibrin ‘m’ of Gidim village said that unknown persons entered his compound and made away with his two bulls valued at 700,000. 

“On receipt of the information, detectives of the division mobilised to the scene and the bulls were traced to an uncompleted building at Nassarawo qtrs where four bulls suspected to be stolen were seen and the complainant identified two bulls as his. In the process, a locally made pistol with two live cartridges was also recovered as exhibits. The investigation is ongoing to catch the fleeing suspects.

The command wishes to reiterate the resolve and commitment of its officers and men to the public in responding to cases of urgent attention while appreciating the support and cooperation from the good people of the State urging them to do more in reporting crimes and criminals. For emergency or serious complaints, the command can be reached at 08150567771,”

Police neutralise armed robber, arrest three others and recover four stolen cows in Gombe
Police neutralise armed robber, arrest three others and recover four stolen cows in Gombe
Police neutralise armed robber, arrest three others and recover four stolen cows in Gombe
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