Robbery suspects kill police officer in Kwara

The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, said the command has arrested members of a robbery and kidnapping gang who allegedly killed an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Corporal Machi Yusuf, who was a corporal.

The suspects are Abubakar Mohammed, SanniAbubakar, Sani Isa, AbubakarTuku, LawalAhmadu and Mohammed Jantu.

He said on Friday that the suspects were involved in rustling 233 cows while one AK47 rifle with six live ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.

While parading the suspects and others accused of other crimes, Ado said the command got information on the movement of some cattle rustlers and kidnappers through intelligence sharing with the Mokwa Police Station in Niger State.

He said on Friday that the suspects were involved in rustling 233 cows while one AK47 rifle with six live ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.

While parading the suspects and others accused of other crimes, Ado said the command got information on the movement of some cattle rustlers and kidnappers through intelligence sharing with the Mokwa Police Station in Niger State.

The CP said many of the rustled cows had been handed over to their owners, adding that the few remaining cows whose owners had not shown up for collection would be auctioned according to due process.

Ado said, “Regrettably, Corporal Machi Yusuf, (Force No. 274148), lost his life during an exchange of gunfire with the kingpin of the gang, AdamuAbacha, who opened fire on the SARS operatives when they were trying to arrest him.

“He escaped into the bush. But while policemen were combing the bush, his dead body was found beside a shallow grave where he buried his AK 47 rifle.”

Meanwhile, the CP said a report at the Yashkira Police Station showed that unknown gunmen kidnapped one Alhaji Hassan Taiye at his mosque.

According to him, two of the culprits wore Army uniforms and were armed with AK 47 rifles. He added that the victim was taken away in a Toyota Corola after the victim’s guard was shot in the process.

 

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