InKano Police arrest 5 robbery suspects, recover truck of sugar

Operatives of SARS in Kano have arrested five robbery suspects and recovered a truck loaded with 900 bags of sugar.

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Five suspected armed robbers known for terrorising truckers along the highways have reportedly been apprehended by officers of the Kano State Police Command.

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The arrests were confirmed by the command in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, to newsmen in Kano on Monday, September 26.

It stated that the police also intercepted a truck loaded with 900 bags of sugar which is valued at N14 million. Majiya added that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the State Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) while on a routine surveillance patrol along the Emir’s Palace Road.

He said that the truck which belonged to Dangote Group of Companies, was on its way from Lagos to Kaduna when the suspects attacked it and kidnapped the driver along with his conductor before driving it to Kano to dispose of the commodity.

The robbers were eventually tracked down and arrested in Kano with the truck and the goods recovered intact.

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Majiya said that investigations are still underway while efforts are being made to arrest other members of the notorious gang.

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