Some angry residents have beaten a member of a notorious syndicate of armed robbers and car snatchers to death in Katsina state.
The incident which was confirmed by the state police command was said to have happened on Saturday May 21, 2022.
While giving account of the incident, Katsina state Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah the police recieved a distress call that armed robbers numbering about five in a motor vehicle, attacked one Alhaji Usman Abdulmumini of Charanchi LGA while supervising work at his farm, at Kirkini village in Kankia LGA of the State.
On receipt of the report, DPO Charanchi led a team and blocked the Katsina Kano highway at Charanchi town.
Consequently, the team successfully intercepted the stolen motor vehicle driven by one of the robbers, who tried to beat the police checkpoint and reversed but was subsequently intercepted by some community members and beaten to death.
SP Gambo Isah, however, said investigation is ongoing on the incident, adding that, it was making efforts with a view to arresting other members of the syndicate that escaped in the other vehicle.
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Meanwhile the police spokesperson revealed that while searching the scene, the police recovered one Makarov pistol with five rounds of 0.8mm ammunition along with the stolen Honda motor vehicle known as Discussion Continues, dark blue in colour with registration number CRC 135 KA, valued at two million, six hundred thousand naira (N2,600,000:00K).
“In the course of searching the motor vehicle, one Makarov Pistol with five (5) rounds of 0.8mm ammunition was recovered by the police in his possession,” he said.
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