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Police in command in Yobe smash notorious robbery gang

24 July 2015, 20:30

Damaturu - The Police command in Yobe on Friday said it had smashed a notorious gang of armed robbery suspects terrorising motorists and commuters on the Nguru-Kano federal highway.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Yobe, Mr Danladi Markus, who presented the gang to the public in Damaturu, said the robbers
were arrested after an operation on the highway where a commercial driver was killed.

He said the gang targeted businessmen from local governments in the northern part of the state as they went back home after
business trips to Kano.

Also read: Police arrest 39 armed robbery suspects in Nasarawa

He said "in this particular incident, the suspected robbers attacked a businessman who was returning to Nguru from a business trip in Kano, where he purchased some wares.

"The suspected robbers mounted a road block, opened  fire on the vehicle, killing the driver while the businessman sustained injuries.''

The commissioner commended the public for their cooperation which he said had assisted the police in Nguru to act swift,
thereby arresting the suspects.

He said the police recovered one locally made pistol, machetes, bows and arrows.

Danladi added that the police command was determined to fight crime across the state with adequate support and cooperation from the public. 



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