Police, hunter kill three robbers, recover 83 illegal arms in Bauchi
Written by Henry on April 10, 2018
The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Squad in collaboration with a renowned hunter, Ali Kwara, have killed three suspected armed robbers in Bauchi State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kamal Datti, said in a statement on Tuesday that the robbers were killed during a shootout.
A combined team of the IGP Monitoring Unit in conjunction with a Bauchi renowned hunter, Ali Kwara, trailed three suspected armed robbers to Maladunba forest in Misau Local Government Area, where they were planning to attack unsuspecting members of the public.
On sighting the team, the suspects engaged them in a fierce shootout which lasted for some minutes.
“As a result, the three suspected armed robbers sustained fatal injuries and were taken to General Hospital, Misau, and the medical doctor on duty certified them dead,” Datti said.
According to him, three AK47 rifles; one locally fabricated double barrel gun; 210 live ammunition of 7.62mm calibre; six cartridges and six empty AK47 riffles magazines were recovered from the suspects.
”Other exhibits recovered from the suspects were: a silver-colour Golf 3 Station Wagon with registration number AH 471 GWA; one cutlass; two pairs of police uniform and N16,900,” Datti said.
The police spokesman said that investigation into the matter had begun.
He also said that the command had recovered illegal firearms and ammunition from bandits and other suspects across the state.
The illegal arms recovery was a concerted effort following the 21-day ultimatum given by the Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in February.