Charles Nwoke, Katsina, Nigeria.
November 4, 2020
A young man suspected to be an armed robber has been reportedly murdered during a gun battle with the Katsina State men of the Nigeria Police Force, along Bakori/Kabomi Highway on Tuesday night.
It was gathered that the suspected armed robbers had blocked the road a few minutes to 20:30hr WAT in the night.
This development was confirmed in a statement by the Katsina State Police Command PRO, SP Gambo Isah.
According to him, the Divisional Police Officer for Bakori led a team of policemen to push the robbers off the highway leading to a gun duel which resulted in the death of one of the suspected armed robbers.
He added that a locally-made toy gun was found on the armed robber.
“About 20:30hrs, armed robbers blocked Bakori – Kabomo Road, Katsina State. DPO Bakori led a team of policemen to the scene, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, and as a result of which one of the hoodlums was gunned down and one locally-made toy gun recovered,” he said
He, however, said an investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.