Sokoto - The Police Command in Sokoto
State on Monday announced the arrest of seven armed robbery suspects
terrorising communities in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Salihu Fagge, made the
disclosure while addressing newsmen in Sokoto.
He said that among the suspects was arrested by the Police
while on a robbery operation in Tangaza Local Government area in which one
Ladan Mohammad was killed.
"When the members of the gang struck at Gidan Daji in Wurno
Local Government, policemen and people in the area subdued the gang while one
of the suspects was killed.''
He said that three members of the gang were arrested "and
are now helping the Police with information that could lead to the arrest of
Fagge explained that a Rifle with 22-mm ammunition, three
rounds of live ammunition, sticks and cutlasses were recovered from them.
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The police commissioner disclosed that two members of
another gang that specialised in stealing vehicles from parking lots were also
According to him, the suspects, who reside in Diploma area
of Sokoto South Local Government stole a Toyota Camry with registration number
JR394JA and were arrested with it in Delta State.
He explained that the suspects had fingered one man, allegedly
responsible for producing the master key they used in all their operations.
Fagge said that four other suspects involved in robbing
dealers of exotic handsets in the state had been apprehended and were helping
the police with investigation.
He solicited for useful information from the general public
that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of more criminals in the