A heist suspect has been killed after men of the Nasarawa state police command foiled a robbery attack along Gidan Gambo road within the state on Sunday, January 3, IgbereTV reports.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Rahman Nansel, states that at about 10.50 pm on Sunday, the Police Command received a distress signal that hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers had blocked the road at Gidan Gambo along the lafia-shandam road with the intent to rob unsuspecting commuters.
”Upon the receipt of the knowledge, the Commissioner of Police mobilized Police personnel attached to Assakio police headquarters and a team of Safer Highway personnel to the world where a gun duel ensued. Consequently, the hoodlums were dislodged and one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally wounded as a result of superior gunfire and rushed to the hospital where the Doctor on call confirmed him dead.”Nansel said
The spokesperson added that a machete and knife were recovered as exhibits from the deceased suspect while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. He said cops are currently combing the bush to arrest the opposite fleeing suspects.