2 suspected armed robbers shot dead,4 others arrested

2 Armed Robbers Shot Dead
2 Suspected Armed Robbers Shot Dead,4 Arrested By Ghana Police Service

Two suspected armed robbers shot dead, four others arrested by Ghana Police Service on Kintampo- Buipe highway. According to the Ghana Police Service,the robbers were shot after engaging a gun battle with the Special Anti- Robber Task Force.

The robbers are believed to be behind of many robberies on the Kintampo – Buipe – Highway, including the recent murder of the UK journalist.

A statement released by the Ghana Police Service reads:


1. Two suspected armed robbers have been killed and four others busted for their alleged involvement in some robberies and murder cases along the Kintampo – Buipe Tamale Highway.

2. The two, Hamidu Umaru and Haadu were killed after some gun exchanges with the Police Intelligence and Operational teams. The detained suspects are Saaju Bukari, Bertor Saabi, Ali Amadu and Isaad Seidu.

3. The Intelligence-led operations by the Special Anti-Robbery Task Force led to the retrieval of 2 locally manufactured pistols and live cartridges, machetes,bayonets, pepper spray cans and stun guns. Some suspected stolen items were retrieved and they include mobile phones and motorbikes.

4. Preliminary investigations suggest that these suspects were behind many robberies including the killing of an International Journalist some days ago.

5. The Police Administration has instituted some rigorous measures to effectively combat serious crimes that have plagued the area over the past few years. Similar intelligence-led operations have been employed in other regions.

6. The general public is advised to collaborate with the Police by providing credible information on suspected criminals for swift and immediate action.

7.Policing is a shared responsibility. Therefore, we entreat everyone to get involved for a safer and peaceful society.”

The Ghana Police Service urges all to stay calm and help in investigations to help cub the recent rise in crime in the country.

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