Soldiers kill 4 robbery suspects in Bauchi

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BAUCHI— Tension heightened, yesterday, in Azare Local Government Area of Bauchi State, barely two days after a prominent traditional ruler was killed in council, as suspected armed robbers, who had terrorized residents invaded a business area close to the residence of one Ali Kwara, carting away unspecified amount of money.

Vanguard gathered that the money was recovered from the robbers by the residents of the town, who chased them by cordoning-off all possible exit routes.

It was learnt that one of the youths, who chased and held tight to one of the suspects was shot on the leg by the gang, before the military men, who were said to be 17 in number foiled the robbery operation.

The shot youth was said to have been admitted at a hospital in the town.

The four suspects, who engaged the security in a shootout, were killed as security was reinforced in the area.

When contacted over the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hassan Auyo, said he only heard of the incident when pressmen called him for confirmation.

Efforts by Vanguard to reach the state Commissioner of Police, Mr.  Muhammad Ladan, failed as his phone rang out.

 

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