A robbery attempt by some suspected armed robbers terrorizing Dumbin Rauga Area, an out-skirt of Zaria was stopped by the Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday and two of them were arrested.
A source in the police command who pleaded anonymity stated that the suspect were apprehended by the Saye Division Patrol Team on Monday at about 1:20a.m. around Leprosy Hospital after exchange of gunfire.
The suspects were identified as Abduhamid Tanimu, a resident of Dumbin Rauga and Mohammed Murtala from Karu, Abuja, while three other members of the gang are still at large.
“The suspected gang of five people were moving in a green Honda Civic car with one person in military uniform and crossed the Saye Police Division Patrol team.”
“On sighting the police, the suspects changed direction to Kanfanin Madachi road trying to escape.”
“However, members of the patrol team became suspicious of their moves and chased after them.”
“In the process, one of the suspects targeted and attempted to kill one of the policemen with an AK 47 riffle but luck ran out on him as two of them were eventually arrested following an exchange of gunfire.”
The source which spoke with NAN stated that the three gang members were still at large, and revealed that the command is working on apprehending the suspected armed robbers.
Items recovered from the suspects were an AK 47 riffle, dozens of live ammunition, three machetes and chunks of charms.
One of the suspects while speaking stated that they were the ones terrorising Dumbin Rauga area and especially an area known as sharp bend on Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.
The Spokesperson of the Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, while confirming the incident stated that investigation is being carried out.
He took the opportunity to call on the people of the state to support the police with credible information.
Sabo stressed the need for collective efforts from all to effectively tackle the issue of security with a view to taming criminals.