Police in Kano have gunned down a notorious armed robber identified as Abubakar, who led a robbery syndicate that terrorized residents of Yandutse in Bichi Local Government Area.
According to the state Police spokesman, Musa Magaji Majia (DSP), Abubakar and his gang stormed a residence in Yandutse on January 29, robbed the occupants of N750, 000 and other valuables.
The gang was, however, intercepted by a team of anti-robbery policemen who gunned down Abubakar and arrested Ibrahim Mohammed, while others fled.
Briefing journalists at the Kano Police headquarters, Majia said Ibrahim Mohammed of Rimin Kebe quarters, criminally conspired with three others, “armed with locally made Pistols and other dangerous weapons, stormed a residence at Yandutse Village, Bichi LGA Kano, attacked a family and robbed them of the cash sum of N750,000 and other valuables.
“The Police were alerted by a Good Samaritan and responded promptly, blocked all the exit roads and the robbers were intercepted. A gun duel ensued, in the process one Abubakar Surname unknown of Kurna Quarters was gunned down while the above suspect was arrested with a locally made Pistol.