The Periscope reporter
Adamawa state police command with the vigilantes and hunters groups has subdued notorious armed robbers terrorising motorists and passengers along Numan – Jalingo tough and rough, potholes ridden highway.
The press release Monday, issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Command, DSP Sulaiman Yahaya Nguroje revealed that the command has in the early hours of monday, received a report that some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have blocked Numan- Jalingo highway terrorising unarmed unsuspecting travellers.
“On the strength of the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji took a proactive action by deploying the command’s operatives, led by DPO NUMAN, assisted by the vigilantes and hunters to the area,” Nguroje said.
On sighting the allied protective and preventive agents approaching, the armed robbers opened fire and the protective agents fired back to subdue them.
The shootout claimed the lives of two suspects, one arrested with bullet wounds and the rest escaped, some of them have also sustained bullet injuries. There was no casualty recoded on the side of the allied protective agents.
“Two of the armed robbers were gunned down while one identified as Ashidu Bakari, a resident of Lafiya in Lamurde local government Area, was apprehended having sustained bullet wound while others escaped.
“The suspect who is now receiving treatment is being investigated in connection to criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.
“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations is concluded,” Nguroje said.
Commenting, the CP Adamawa State Command, commended the police operatives of Numan Division for their immediate response that resulted in the successes recorded.
“The CP while also appreciating the vigilantes and hunters in Numan for their cooperation and support, has called for improved partnership and collaboration between and among the citizens and the Police, particularly in the areas of providing credible and actionable information required in tackling crimes and apprehending unrepentant criminals in the state,” Nguroje said.