Police kill 3 suspected armed robbers, arrest 4 others in Kano




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Kano – The Police in Kano on Monday killed three suspected armed robbers and arrested four believed be behind the recent robbery attacks in the state.

The Police , Mr Muhammad , disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano.

said had an encounter the numbering eight early in the morning when they kidnapped one Mr Dalbir Singh, an , whom was forced enter his factory.

said the suspects after perfecting their plan, attacked Singh’s Company’s security guards at gun point and forcefully broke a safe using a 500kg cylinder and took away N5 million.

“The noise created by the attack drew the attention of the nearby members of the state Police Command Ambush Squad who were on a routine patrol in the area,” he said.

He said on sighting the , the suspects opened fire.

He said Following the exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the ,the were subdued leading the killing of three of them.

“During the encounter, four of the suspects were apprehended, while one of them escaped gunshot wounds,” the said.

He said that three of the company’s security guards were injured, while one was injured, and that they had been admitted to hospital for treatment.

Katsina also said that during the encounter, some items were recovered from the criminals, including N3.2 million cash and laptop Computers.

The rest are: five cell phones; one revolver rifle; three AK 47rifles; assorted ammunition; masks and charms.

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He said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspects would be charged to court for appropriate . (NAN)