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Nine suspected robbers arrested in Jigawa

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The police command in Jigawa State has arrested nine armed robbery suspects believed to have been terrorizing residents in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.

ASP Shiisu Lawan, spokesperson for the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Sunday that the suspects were arrested on June 30.

Lawan said four of the suspects(names withheld), were arrested after attacking one Naja’atu, a housewife, with cutlass on June 15, about 2:40 a.m.

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“On June 15, at 8 a.m., one Nazifi Abdulhamid of plantation Gagarawa Tasha, reported the incident to the police that on same date about 2:40 a.m, the four suspects trespassed into his compound and attacked them with sticks and cutlass.

“His wife, Naja, atu Lawan aged 23, raised alarm and as a result they (suspects) used a cutlass on her right leg where she sustained a fracture.

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“The scene was visited by police where a stick and a belt were recovered and the victim was rushed to the Gumel General Hospital where she was admitted,” he said.

He said on the same day, two persons, Murtala Haruna and Kabiru Ibrahim, all of the same address, reported to the police that their cellphones were snatched by the suspects.

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Lawan added that two weeks later, the four suspects were arrested in connection with the offence, adding that after being interrogated, they confessed to the crime.

According to him, five others were arrested for allegedly receiving the stolen property.

Lawan said that three cellphones and the sum of N20,250 were recovered from the suspects.

The spokesperson said that the cases were still being investigated.

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