Sokoto - The Sokoto State Police Command on Thursday said it smashed a syndicate of armed robbers that had been terrorising residents in Sokoto metropolis.
The command's Dep. Commissioner of Police, Douglas Agbonleni, told newsmen that weapons and vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
He said that one of them was arrested with a double barrel gun on Trade Fair Road while harassing innocent people.
Douglas said that the suspect succeeded in robbing a motorcycle before his arrest.
He said that the motorcycle was, however, recovered with the gun and 18 live cartridges.
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He said that the gang also attacked some residents in Arkilla Housing Extension area, Sokoto.
He said that the robbers made away with a Honda car and household equipment.
Douglas said that one of the suspects had an accident on his way to Kano, on Sokoto Gusau road, at Immsa village of Tureta Local Government Area.
The DCP said members of the syndicate confessed to have participated in various operations in and outside the metropolis.
He said that already an intensive investigation had commenced and the suspects would be arraigned.
He called for support of the public through useful information about suspects for prompt security action.