Pasakori town, a suburb of Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state was thrown into confusion and pandemonium as suspected armed robbers struck a Shopping Mall killing 2 persons and injuring 3 others.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) in the state, ASP Aliyu Murkhtar who confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday, said the robbers attacked the community around 10pm on Monday, and headed straight to the shop which is said to belong to one Benjamin Solomon, shooting sporadically.
The said Solomon escaped, but 2 persons within the vicinity were shot dead.
According to ASP Murkhtar, the robbers forced their way into the shop, ransacked it and went away with yet to be identified sums of money and materials.
He added that when the police received a distress call, they dashed to the scene and engaged the robbers in a shot out but the robbers escaped through the bush.
The PPRO said a manhunt has been launched for the fleeing robbers while surveillance has been mounted to arrest them.
He said that, the three injured persons are presently receiving treatment at a Primary Healthcare Centre, (PHC) in Kafanchan, while patrol has been intensified around the area.
Similarly, ASP Murkhtar said the Command has arrested 12 members of the dreaded gangster, ‘Sara-suka’ in Kakuri, while 4 others were nabbed in Tudun-Wada all in Kaduna South Local Government Area of the state.
He said one of the gang members who has been on the police radar for armed robbery has been transferred to the State CID for further interrogation.
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