Two of the gunmen who shot at the family residence of Vice-President Namadi Sambo in Zaria, Kaduna State, were, in less than 24 hours, arrested by the police. Surprisingly, the two suspects were said to have been arrested on their hospital beds while receiving treatment for injuries they sustained during the crime.
Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, Balteh Abdulrazaq, confirmed the incident, saying, “one of the suspects who sustained injuries from gunshot during a gun fight with the policemen guarding the house was identified on a hospital bed by one of the injured policemen and he was arrested immediately.
“Also one of the policemen was able to identify one of the four robbery suspects we arrested this morning (yesterday) in Zaria as one of the suspects in the house attack. One of the robbery suspects was killed in crossfire by our men.”
The incident, which took place at the vice president’s house which was under renovation and had not been lived in by the VP’s family since last year, left the two mobile policemen guarding the house injured and one other person dead – a cobbler who was said to have been mending the shoes of one of the policemen.