The deceased persons were killed in a gun battle

The Gombe State police command, on Friday, said that its officers killed three suspected armed robbers who engaged the men of the force in a gun battle along the Gombe-Dukku road.

The command?s Public Relations Officer, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, told journalists that the robbery suspects were killed in an exchange of fire with a police patrol team at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday.

According to him, the patrol team had followed two suspicious vehicles and, on sighting the policemen, the suspects opened fire, leading to a gun battle during which the three men were killed.

The PPRO said the suspects in the other vehicle escaped, while the police recovered four AK 47 rifles, 151 rounds of ammunition, N131,365 and a red Honda car.

Atajiri assured the people of the state of the preparedness of the police to protect lives and property. He called on residents to provide useful information to the police.

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