By Mustapha Usman, Kano
Kano State Police Command on Monday said it gunned down two suspected armed robbers on Monday.
A statement by the spokesman for the command, Magaji Majiya, on Tuesday, said the suspected armed robbers blocked Zaria road in Garun Mallam Local Government area.
The statement added that on sighting the Police Patrol vehicle, the armed bandits opened fire at the vehicle.
Mr Majiya further said the police retaliated with superior fire power, killing two of the suspected robbers while the rest fled with gun injuries.
The statement also said that the command recovered 1 locally made AK 47 rifle, 1 revolver pistol, 12 live ammunition, charms and torchlight.
Reads the full statement below:
TUESDAY 11TH JULY, 2017.
Ladies and gentle of the Press,
ENCOUNTER WITH ARMED ROBBERS.
On 10th July, 2017 at about 2100hrs along Kano/Zaria road at a point close to Garun Mallam Village, the road was blocked by a gang of armed robbers. Immediately they sighted the Police Patrol vehicle, they opened fire while the Police retaliated with superior firework, thereby gunning down 2 of the armed robbers while others fled into the bush with gun injuries. 1 locally made AK 47 rifle, 1 revolver pistol, 12 live ammunition, charms and torchlight were recovered. Members of the public and hospitals are requested to report to nearest Police Station of anybody seen with bullet injuries for clarification.