The Jigawa Police Command has smashed a gang of three suspected armed robbers that have been terrorising the people of Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Usman Tilli, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Dutse on Thursday.
Tilli said the sum of N50,600 and other valuables were recovered from the suspects during the raid.
He said other items recovered from them include; a sharp knife, a cell phone, a Startimes receiver, perfumes, caps, shoes, 42 sachets of detergent, seven pieces of soap, wrist watch and a bag containing wearing apparel.
He said the suspects were arrested after the police received a distress call at about 3:45 a.m. from Nassarawa quarters of Ringim town that hoodlums armed with knives had invaded some houses at about 2:30 a.m.
The commissioner added that the suspects were reported to have carted away the sum of N50,600, clothings and electronics.
According to him, upon receiving the information, a nearby police patrol team rushed to the scene and arrested two suspects, while the third one escaped.
Tilli said the suspects had confessed to launching a robbery attack in the same area on Feb. 2 when they carted away six sets of boxes containing different clothings; one set of LG Plasma Television; one DVD player; one Startimes receiver; four caps and a pair of shoes.
He said that the suspects had led the police to neighbouring Kano where an 80-year-old man was arrested as the suspected receiver of the stolen items.
The commissioner added that the command had launched a manhunt to arrest the fleeing suspect. (NAN)