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Nasarawa: Police gun down suspected armed robber, arrest one, recover items in Mararaba

The Nasarawa State Police Command says its operatives have neutralized a suspected armed robber, one Ifienyichukwu Ilegalu, in the Mararaba area of Karu Local Government during a robbery operation...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said in a statement on Saturday that one Edache Joseph, who was among the robbery gang, was also arrested.

The PPRO explained that the arrest followed a recent move by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada, to rejig the community policing template of the Maraba area where several incidences of robbery cases were recently recorded.

He said that the command received information on April 5 that a gang of 8 armed robbers were attacking some residents of Aso pada, Mararaba area.

According to the statement, upon receipt of the information, police operatives in collaboration with vigilantes and some brave members of the community went after the hoodlums, leading to the killing of one suspect and the arrest of another.

“The suspect has made a useful statement, and he is assisting the Police in the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police has commended the efforts of the police operatives, vigilante group, and members of the community for their display of bravery and assured them of his continuous support. He tasked other members of the public to cooperate with the police in order to rid the state of criminals”, the statement added.

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