Police kill robbery suspect and arrest three others in Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command on Friday said it killed a suspected armed robber in a gun duel, while three others were arrested, and six escaped with bullet wounds.

The command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sharif Saad, said the command’s control room was alerted that a gang of armed robbers who specialised in terrorising the residents of Gombe metropolis, especially Arawa, Malam Inna and Nayi Nawa quarters of the state, were currently in Arawa quarters.

Saad’s statement partly read, “The suspected robbers invaded the residence of Alhaji Gidado Muhammad Sani, at Arawa Quarters, shooting sporadically and robbing them of their valuable property. The robbers injured Sani’s security man, Mohammed Abdullahi, on his head, left hand, and back.”

According to him, acting on the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, mobilised the tactical team of Operation 999 to the scene, which swiftly responded, noting that three members of the gang were arrested while six others escaped with bullet wounds.

“On sighting the operatives, the armed robbers engaged them in a gun duel where one of the deadly robbers, Alias Albaru of Kumbiya Kumbiya quarters, was neutralised, while Adamu Usman alias Bali, 22-years-old of Barunde Quarters, Mustapha Abdullahi alias Jammaye, 22 years, of Malam inna and Abdullahi Hussaini alias Danbasi, 21 years, of Anguwa uku, were arrested and six others on the run with suspected bullet wounds. 

“Part of the exhibits robbed from the victims were recovered as efforts is emplaced to arrest the fleeing suspects,” Saad said.