Police arrest armed robbers terrorizing commuters along Zaria-Kaduna road

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Police in Zaria have arrested two suspected armed robbers that are alleged to be terrorizing motorists at the Dumbin Rauga axis of the Zaria-Kaduna express road.

Kaduna state police command’s Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the arrest, saying that one AK 47 rifle, clubs, ammunitions and amulets were retrieved from the robbers.


Earlier, a police source in Zaria said the arrest was carried out by a police team on patrol who followed the robbers into the bush having sighted them in a car.

The source added: “They were five in the car, but three have escaped. We saw them diverting into the bush from the main road at about 1am and were wearing army uniform. This made us to suspect them, hence the decision to follow them into the bush. One of the two arrested robbers, Abdulhamid Tanimu, is a resident of the area, while the other one, Muhammad Murtala, is a Fulani man who came from Karu, Abuja on invitation. Investigation is ongoing to get at the other members of the gang.”

The police later arrested some of the accomplices of the robbers, including the wife of one of them.


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