By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
The Nasarawa State Police Command have foiled a robbery attempt, dislodged the syndicate, as it killed a yet to be identified suspect.
The incident took place at Gidan Gambo, in Lafia East development area of Lafia local government of Nasarawa State, while the robbers blocked the road to rob unsuspected commuters.
A statement by ASP Rahman Nansel, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Nasarawa State Police Command said Police Commissioner mobilised Police men from Assakio Police station and a team of safer highway to carry out the operation.
“On 3rd /01/2021 at about 2245hrs, the Police Command received a distress call that, hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers had blocked the road at Gidan Gambo along lafia-shandam road with the intent to rob unsuspecting commuters”
“Upon the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police mobilized Police personnel attached to Assakio Police Station and a team of Safer Highway personnel to the area where a gun duel ensued”
“Consequently , the hoodlums were dislodge and one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally wounded as a result of a superior gun fire and rushed to the hospital where the Doctor on call confirmed him dead”
“A machete and knife was recovered from him as exhibit while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. Police personnel are still combing the bush in order to arrest the other fleeing suspects”
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe Psc(+) therefore, warns all criminals and those having criminal intension to flee from Nasarawa State or turn a new lease on life else, the arm of the law will catch up with them soonest” he said.