Police arrest suspected armed robber in Jigawa



The Police Command in Jigawa, said it had  arrested a suspected robber in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Dutse.

Shiisu said the suspect was arrested on July 9, at about 5:30 p.m., through intelligence information received the command.

He explained that the suspect was among an robbery syndicate terrorising Maiduguri-Kano highway.

According him, the suspect has confessed have participated in several robbery attacks along the highway.

“On July 9, at about 17:30hrs, based on intelligence information, the command succeeded in arresting a member of a notorious robbery syndicate terrorising Kano-Maiduguri express way.

“The suspect, a resident of Dindibis Dadin Kowa village in Dutse LGA, a confessional statement that he took part in  several robberies within and along Kano-Maiduguri expressway,“he said.

The spokesman said that efforts were in gear arrest other members of the gang.

He said that on June 25, at Yelwa village along the same highway, five robbers stopped a Hummer bus and robbed 19 passengers of N10 million.

“Similarly, on July 4, at about 21:00hrs at Dindibis village on Kano-Maiduguri way, two army officers were attacked while traveling from Borno Kaduna state.

“The robbers shot dead Major and injured soldier,” he said.(NAN)