The Niger state police command on 16th September,2023 at about 1930hrs,on receipt of Information that some group of suspected armed robbers invaded a mining site at Iwa village via Gawu-Babangida, Gurara LGA, mobilized the Police tactical team attached to Gawu-Babangida Div and vigilante men to the robbery scene, and engaed the hoodlums in a gun duel.
However, due to the superior firepower of the Police team, the hoodlums escaped from the scene through the nearby forest, while some of them were also believed to have escaped with gunshot injuries.
In a follow-up to the gun duel, the Police team thoroughly combed the nearby forest and in the process, one AK-47 rifle with one empty magazine was recovered from the forest.
Meanwhile, the robbery victims were rescued unhurt, while effort was on top gear to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
In a related development,Mokwa police Division on 6th September,2023 at about 0010hrs, based on credible intelligence received,arrested two suspects;
-Auta Umar Saidu 25yrs
-Mohammed Bala 52yrs both of Mokwa
The said Auta was intercepted and arrested at Muwo village during an attempt to ferry sixteen bags of suspected indian hemp to Ndayako village.
During interrogation, Auta confessed that he was sent by Bala to receive the bags from one Lawali who brought the items from Ondo state, and he took the delivery, while Lawali left back.
Bala was later arrested and both confessed that the bags were for sale, and they have been into such business together for almost eight months.
The suspects were transferred to SCID Minna and they have been arraigned in court for prosecution