Operatives of Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested two suspected armed robbers in full camouflage Army uniform.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Kano State, DSP Magaji Majiya, disclosed this while parading the suspects in Kano on Thursday.
He said the suspects were caught on Wednesday while trying to cross to Niger Republic with a new unregistered Ford Hilux vehicle which they allegedly robbed from Port Harcourt, Rivers.
“The operatives of SARS attached to Kano and Katsina State Commands while acting on a tip-off ambushed and arrested Abubakar Ibrahim of Kurmin Mashi Quarters, Kaduna State, and Jaduwa Thalma of Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno.
“The suspects were in full camouflage army uniform and were about to cross to Niger Republic when the they were picked.
“One of them, a.k.a ‘Abu Soja’ was a notorious armed robber who was declared wanted by the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS), SARS Rivers Command, and had a pending case at SCIID in Bompai, Kano,” Majiya said.
During interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to being one of dismissed soldiers who deserted from the service when posted to Baga on Operation Lafiya Dole.
Majiya added that the suspects would be charged to court after ongoing investigation.