From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Police Command has dislodged suspected armed robbers who recently blocked a road at Gidan Gambo, along Lafia-Shandam road in Lafia, the state capital.
In a press release issued on Monday, by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel, the operation led to the death of one yet to be identified suspect who was fatally wounded as a result of superior gun fire between the suspected criminals and the police.
The statement revealed that a machete and knife were recovered from him as exhibit, while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.
“On 3rd/01/2021 at about 2245hrs, the Police Command received a distress call that, hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers had blocked the road at Gidan Gambo along Lafia-Shandam road with the intent to rob unsuspecting commuters.
“Upon the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police mobilised Police personnel attached to Assakio Police Station and a team of Safer Highway personnel to the area where a gun duel ensued; consequently, the hoodlums were dislodge and one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally wounded as a result of a superior gun fire and rushed to the hospital where the Doctor on call confirmed him dead.
“A machete and knife were recovered from him as exhibit while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.
“Police personnel are still combing the bush in order to arrest the other fleeing suspects,” the statement added.
It concluded that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe warned all criminals and those having criminal intention, to flee from Nasarawa State as anyone caught will be made to the face the wrath of the law.