Following a shootout between the operatives and the suspects, two robbery suspects have been shot by security operatives in Adamawa State.
It was gathered that men and personnel of the Nigeria Police as well as members of vigilante and hunters groups participated in the offensive against the men of the underbelly, resulting to two casualties and detention of one person while others ran off.
Travelers on the Adamawa State stretch of the active Numan-Jalingo freeway were said to have been terrorized by these suspects.
Suleiman Nguroje, who is the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed that the operation was carried out about 12.03hrs of Monday, February 1, on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu, after somebody reported the activity of the suspects.
In a statement issued by Nguroje, he revealed that the operation led by the DPO in charge of Numan Division of the Nigeria Police, resulted to the apprehension of one Ashidu Balari of Lafia town in Lamurde Local Government Area, as well as the retrieval of Dane guns, knives, cutlasses and charms.
“The suspect (Ashidu Balari) who is now receiving treatment is being investigated in connection with criminal conspiracy and armed robbery,” Nguroje said.
The Command applauded Police operatives in Numan Division for their timely reaction which led to the feat.