Policemen in Adamawa State have engaged some daredevil armed robbers in a deadly shootout resulting in the killing of one armed man and the recovery of SMG rifle.
A statement signed by the image maker of Adamawa State police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the incident took place at Numan – Jalingo highway one of the hotspots of armed robbery in the state.
“The operatives of the command while on area patrol along Numan – Jalingo road intercepted a gang of armed robbers who blocked the high way and robbed travellers of their belongings
” They gave the armed robbers hot chase and the armed robbers engaged our men in a shoot out as a result, one of the armed robbers was gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds.
“The command wish to advice members of the public to report to police in case they come across those with bullet wounds for immediate action and assure members of the public of it’s commitment to protecting lives and properties,” Nguroje said.
The police feat came on the heels of rising crimes including spike in kidnapping, armed robbery and sundry activities of men of the underworld.
The Adamawa State police command has on Tuesday paraded 71 suspected criminals who had committed various crimes including, kidnap for ransom, armed robbery and rape.
One policeman was among the suspected criminals. The policeman was nabbed for alleged involvement in kidnap for ransom in the state.