Gombe State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected gang of notorious armed robbers who alleged to have been terrorizing the residents of Gombe metropolis especially Arawa, Malam inna and nayi nawa quarters.
ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar Command Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement issued, Friday.
He alleged that the suspected robbers invaded the resident of one Alhaji Gidado Muhammad Sani at Arawa Quarters, Shooting sporadically and robbing them of their valuable properties thereby injuring his security man one Mohd Abdullahi on his head, left hand and back.
He also said while acting on the distress, the Commissioner of Police CP Oqua Etim mobilized the tactical team of Operation 999 to the scene, which swiftly responded but 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 neutralized while Adamu Usman alias Bali 22years old of Barunde Quarters, Mustapha Abdullahi alias jammaye 22 yrs m of malam inna and Abdullahi Hussaini alias Danbasi 21yrs m of anguwa uku were arrested and 6 others on the run with suspected bullet wounds.
He stated that part of the exhibits robbed from the victims were recovered as effort is emplaced to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“Similarly a case of theft two bulls was reported at gona divisional headquarters that on the 27th June, 2023 at about 2230 hrs one yusuf Jibrin m of Gidim village reported that unknown persons entered into his compound and made away with his two bulls valued at 700,000
“On receipt of the information, detectives of the division mobilised to the scene and the bulls were traced to an uncompleted building at Nassarawo qtrs were four bulls suspected to be stolen were seen and the complainant identified two bulls as his.
He noted that in the process, a locally made pistol with two live catridges were also recovered as exhibits.
He added investigation is ongoing to catch the fleeing suspects.