March 26, 2023

Police IG Idris

A suspected robber, Dahiru Samaila, has been killed in a shootout few minutes after an attack on the residence of one Hamza Umar at Masaki village in Kaita LGA, which also left his younger brother Aminu Rabe dead.

The spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, DSP Gambo Isah, said the robbers had earlier robbed Hamza of monies and other valuables before killing his brother.

According to him, the robbers, about 10 in number, engaged the police in a shoot out after a distress call was placed to them as soon as they arrived the scene. He said the suspect was shot in the leg as he was trying to escape, adding that he was subsequently apprehended and taken to hospital where he died the next day.

Some of the robbers took to their heels but one was traced to the house of Sabiu Samaila, where ammunition and an AK47 gun were discovered, he added.

DSP Isah said that Sabiu disclosed the names of the rest of the gang members and the police were on their trail, adding that they will soon be apprehended as well.

“As soon as we conclude investigation we shall charge him to court along with the rest in absentia before we catch up with them,” he added

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