They engaged the Police in a gun battle, but one of them was not so lucky as he was killed during the duel.

Police Command in Taraba have killed one suspected kidnapper and arrested three members of his gang at Borno Buku ruku in Bali Local Government Area(LGA) of the state.

Mr. David Akinremi, the State Commissioner of Police(CP) said the suspected armed robber was killed when the gang engaged the police in a shootout at Borno Buku ruku forest.

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“A suspected armed robbers/kidnapper engaged a team of police operatives in a gun duel in their Borno Buku ruku forest hideout in Bali LGA, based on actionable intelligence received at about 10:00hrs.

“During the encounter, one of them was shot down by the superior firepower of our operatives while three others: Halilu Umaru, 35, Lawale Shehu, 22, and Isah Abdullahi, 25, were arrested.”

The commissioner of police said Ak47 rifle with eight rounds of ammunition, criminal charms, army camouflage and cutlasses were recovered from the suspects.

He urged the public to watch out for other members of the gang and inform them, most especially those who escaped with gunshot, and report them to the police.

Akinremi warned armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals to steer clear of the state, saying the police would arrest and bring them to justice.

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