Police foil robbery, recover AK 47 riffle

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The police in Niger state have foiled a robbery attack on a mining site in Gawu Babangida area of Gurara local government of the state. 

The Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of the Niger state police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun stated this in a statement Sunday in Minna. 

He said,  “On 16/09/2023 at about 1930hrs, information was received that some group of suspected armed robbers invaded a mining site at Iwa village via Gawu-Babangida, Gurara LGA.”

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DSP Abiodun stated that the Police tactical team attached to Gawu-Babangida Division and vigilante men were mobilised to the scene adding that the hoodlums were engaged in a gun duel.

“However, due to the superior firepower of the Police team, the hoodlums escaped from the scene through the nearby forest, while some of them were also believed to have escaped with gunshot injuries.”

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The PPRO stated that in a follow-up to the gun duel, the Police team thoroughly combed the nearby forest and in the process, one AK-47 rifle with one empty magazine was recovered from the forest.

He said the robbery victims were rescued unhurt, while effort is on top gear to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

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