Police kill 4 armed robbery suspects in Kano


The Kano State Police command said that it has killed four suspected armed robbers, who had been terrorising motorists on the Kwanar- Dangora road in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.

Aderenle Shinaba, Kano State Commissioner of Police, who announced this on Thursday in Kano, said the robbers were killed following an exchange of gun fire, near the Nigerian Law School, Kano.

‘In the course of our special patrol in the night on Kwanar Dangora road towards the Law school, our team had an encounter with armed robbers.

“We were able to stumble on them on the highway and in the ensuing shootout, four of them died in the course of the exchange of fire,” he said.

According to the commissioner, items recovered from the robbers included: three .9mm baret pistol, one .3mm special revolver pistol, two masks and charms, including one made of snake-head, among others.

Shinaba said that the command would not relent in its effort to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations across the state.

“The police are fully determined to protect lives and property, because Christmas is not meant for criminals but for the law- abiding citizens.

“We will never allow criminals to take over the state as the special patrol will continue throughout the period and beyond,” he said.

The corpses of the four suspects were displayed at the state police headquarters.

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