Sunday, 15 January 2017

Police gun down two armed robbers in Kano

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Special Tactical Squad and the Special Anti- Robbery Squad of Kano State Police Command yesterday killed two suspected armed robbers along Zaria- Kwanar Dangora road in a gun duel.
According to the spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, who spoke to reporters at the headquarters of the Command, the operatives ran into the armed robbery syndicate who blocked the highway with their Golf Wagon.

Majia explained that on sighting the police, the robbers immediately opened fire, while the police, who quickly disembarked from their vehicles in response to the gun shots, engaged them in a battle.
He added that, “in the process, two armed robbers whose identities are not yet established sustained mortal injuries while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

“On the spot 1AK 47 Rifle with 22 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, 2 AK 47 magazines, cutlasses and assorted charms were recovered.”

The Kano State police image maker further revealed that the injured suspects were rushed to the hospital but were confirmed dead on arrival by the doctor on call.

He enjoined the public, especially residents of Kwanar Dangora and neighboring villages, hospitals and patent medicine stores to report to the nearest police station any person seen with bullet injury for necessary action.

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