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Police kills suspected robber in Katsina shootout


A suspected armed robber, Dahiru Samaila, was shot dead over the weekend during a shootout with the police at Masaki village in Kaita Local Government area of Katsina State.

Samaila and his gang members stormed the house of one Hamza Umar where they shot and killed the younger brother whose name was given as Aminu Rabe.

The Policemen stormed the house after a distress call, resulting in a shootout with the police.

The dreaded robber was shot in the leg as he attempted to escape.

Samaila reportedly died at the hospital where he was taken to, for treatment.

The Spokesman for Katsina police command, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

Isah said, “A few minutes after the robbers attacked the residence of one Hamza Umar at Masaki village in Kaita LGA, they killed his younger brother, Aminu Rabe, after robbing him of money and other valuables.”

He also said, “The robbers, about 7 of them, engaged the police in a shootout after a distress call was placed to them as soon as they arrived the scene.”
Isah added, “Samaila was shot in the leg as he was trying to escape and he was subsequently apprehended and taken to the hospital were he died the next day.”

He said the other members of the robbery gang took to their heels while one of them was traced to the house of one Sabiu Samaila.

Isah said one AK 47 gun was allegedly found in his (Sabiu Samaila) residence, as he was promptly arrested and had reportedly disclosed the names of the other gang members who were now at large.

”I can’t disclose their names for security reasons but I assure you we are on their trails and they will soon be apprehended as well,” The police spokesman said.

“As soon as we conclude investigation we shall charge him (Samaila) to court along with the rest in absentia even if they are not caught.”

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