Clash with Suspected Robbers: One Dead, Arrests Made in Gombe State Operation

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Police Encounter with Suspected Armed Robbers in Gombe State


One Fatality, Arrests Made, and Search for Fleeing Suspects

A confrontation between the Nigeria Police Force and suspected armed robbers in Gombe State resulted in the reported death of one person.

According to a statement from the State Police Command, officers engaged the suspects, leading to the killing of one individual, the arrest of three others, and the escape of six suspects with bullet wounds.


The Robbery Incident: The State Police Command received information that a gang of armed robbers, notorious for terrorizing residents in Gombe metropolis, specifically in Arawa, Malam Inna, and Nayi Nawa quarters, was operating in Arawa quarters.

The robbers targeted the residence of Alhaji Gidado Muhammad Sani, where they broke in, fired shots indiscriminately, and stole valuable belongings.

During the incident, the security personnel of Alhaji Gidado Muhammad Sani, Mohammed Abdullahi, sustained injuries to his head, left hand, and back.

Police Response and Arrests: Upon receiving a distress call, the State Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, swiftly deployed the tactical team of Operation 999 to the scene.

The police engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel. As a result, one of the suspected robbers, known as Alias Albaru from Kumbiya Kumbiya quarters, was neutralized.


The police managed to apprehend three other individuals involved in the robbery, namely Adamu Usman alias Bali, Mustapha Abdullahi alias Jammaye, and Abdullahi Hussaini alias Danbasi.

However, six other suspects managed to escape, with indications that they sustained gunshot wounds.

Investigation and Recovery of Stolen Items: Efforts are underway to arrest the fleeing suspects, and the police have recovered some of the stolen items from the victims.

The State Police Command is working diligently to gather evidence and ensure that justice is served in connection with the robbery incident.

The encounter between the Nigeria Police Force and suspected armed robbers in Gombe State underscores the ongoing efforts to maintain law and order and protect residents from criminal activities.


The successful operation led to the arrest of several individuals and the recovery of stolen property.

However, the escape of some suspects highlights the need for continued investigation and pursuit to bring them to justice.

The State Police Command’s swift response and coordination demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding the community and ensuring public safety.

Conclusion: The clash between the Nigeria Police Force and suspected armed robbers in Gombe State resulted in the death of one person, the arrest of three individuals, and the escape of six suspects with gunshot wounds.

The police acted promptly upon receiving the distress call, engaging the robbers in a confrontation.


The ongoing investigation aims to apprehend the remaining suspects and recover any stolen items.

This incident emphasizes the importance of law enforcement efforts in combatting criminal activities and maintaining public security in Gombe State.


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