Katsina 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 policemen, the suspects opened fire.
He said that three of the company’s security guards were injured, while one policeman 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 two laptop Computers.
The rest are: five cell phones; one revolver rifle; three AK 47rifles; assorted ammunition; masks and charms.
He said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspects would be charged to court for appropriate prosecution. (NAN)