The Jigawa community stops a robbery attempt and apprehends one
A gang of armed robbers nearly escaped death at the hands of angry community members of Tage village in Kafin Hausa Local Government Area, Jigawa State.
A resident told Gists Villa that the incident happened on Monday when a gang of armed robbers blocked the Hadejia highway.
He said community members of Tage village and its environs gathered and attacked the hoodlums.
He said they inflicted serious matchet cuts on one of the robbers, while others took to their heels.
Police spokesman, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident.
He said police received information that a gang of armed robbers blocked Tage to Hadejia highway and robbed people of their belongings.
He said policemen were mobilized to the scene “and found that a group of people gathered and faced the hoodlums, and as a result, they inflicted serious matchet cuts on one of the robbers by name Abdullahi Abubakar of Hago village.”
Shiisu said the police rescued the wounded robber and took him to General Hospital Kafin Hausa for treatment.
He said life ammunition, one expended cartridge, and the sum of thirty-seven thousand naira (N37,000.00k) were recovered from the suspect.
He added that an investigation was going on to arrest the other suspects.