THE Police have killed two suspected killers of a youth Leader, Haru Manya, in Sabon Gaya, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Manya was killed by the suspects while working on his farm on November 12.
The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Sabon Gaya, yesterday.
Moshood said the two suspects were killed during a shootout with the members of Operation Absolute Sanity.
He explained that the operation followed a directive from the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to arrest the killers.
His words: “The Inspector General of Police commiserates with members of the community and directed Operation Absolute Sanity to arrest the killers.”
The spokesman said investigation will be intensified to arrest other suspects connected to the heinous crime.
In a related development, the Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested eight suspected kidnap-for-ransom and robbery gang.
The suspects are Umar Ibrahim, gang leader, Iliya Adamu, Ifeanyi Linus, informant to the gang, Jibril Adamu, Samaila Haruna, Ibrahim Mamman, Ibrahim Idris and Silas Chukwuemeka.
The Force spokesman said the suspects had confessed to the various crimes they had committed along the Abuja-Kaduna Road.
He said three victims were rescued from the suspects’ hideout, adding that a Police officer was also injured during the shootout.
He said that items recovered from them are two Toyota Corolla cars, one with number plates ABJ 893 NV, while the other is without number plate; two locally-made single barrelled guns and one AK-47 rifle.
Others are one locally-made revolver, one AK-47 magazine, one live cartridge, two expended cartridges and seven AK-47 ammunitions.
He said investigation was ongoing and when concluded, the suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution
“They will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation and investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large,” he said.
He said the IG had directed the Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in the zones and commands to replicate same feat on the highways and major roads.