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Taraba Police Smash Robbery Gang: Kill 3 in Shootout

The Taraba State Police Command has smashed a notorious gang of armed robbers who specialize in attacking and robbing people particularly traders on Market days in the state.

Commissioner of Police in the state, CP David Akinremi in a statement said, “Operatives of Taraba State Command attached to Bali Division on 21/9/18 at about 5.30pm along Bali-Garbabi road,had an encounter with hoodlums robbing some victims while on their way to the market.

“In the ensuing gun duel, three of the armed robbers were shot dead while others escaped with gun shot injuries.

“A locally fabricated brownie pistol with seven rounds of .75mm ammunition and criminal charms were recovered from them.

“It will be recalled that this armed group has been operating along this axis particularly on market days and has been on the Command radar until they met their waterloo.

“Members of the public are enjoined to watch out for people with gun shot injuries and report immediately to the nearest police station while assuring them of our renewed efforts at ridding the state of all criminal elements.”


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