Suspected armed robbers, who had terrorized residents in Azare Local Government Area of Bauchi State yesterday, invaded a business area close to the residence of one Ali Kwara, carting away unspecified amount of money.
The money, reports say was however recovered from the robbers by the angry residents of the town who were still hurt with the murder of a prominent traditional ruler in the area just few days ago, chased them by cordoning-off all possible exit routes.
One of the youths who chased and held tight to one of the suspects was shot on the leg by the gang, before the military men, who were said to be 17 in number foiled the robbery operation. He had since been admitted at a hospital in the town, it was gathered.
The four suspects, who engaged the security in a shootout, were killed as security was reinforced in the area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hassan Auyo, when contacted on the incident confessed he only heard of the incident when pressmen called him for confirmation.