Police arrest suspected member of notorious robbery gang that killed Army Major in Jigawa

Avatar admin | July 12, 2021

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The Jigawa State police Command has arrested one among the notorious armed robbery syndicate that killed a military officer in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. 

Major MS Samaila, Acting Commanding Officer, 196 Amphibious Battalion, was shot dead by suspected robbers along the busy Kano/Maiduguri highway around Dundubus in Dutse on Sunday, July 5. Read previous report HERE

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adamu, who confirmed the latest development in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, July 12, said the robbery gang has been terrorising motorists in Jigawa and Kano to Maiduguri road. 

“Based on intelligence information, the command succeeded in arresting one Haruna Hassan ‘M’ of Dindibis Dadin Kowa Village Dutse LGA who is one of the gangs of criminal terrorising motorists between Shuwar to Gaya in Jigawa and Kano State along with the Kano to Maiduguri road.” he stated.

The suspect made a confessional statement that he took part in several robberies within and along Kano Maiduguri expressway.

“The suspect confessed taking parts in a robbing 19 passengers in a Hummer and robbed them worth of Ten million naira cash on 25th of last month.”

“He was involved in the recent armed robbery where one army major was shot dead and one private injured while travelling from Maiduguri, Borno to Kaduna State.” the statement added. 


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