Kaduna State police have on Tuesday arrested two people suspected to be part of the three-man gang behind Monday’s attack on the family residence of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo in the Tudun Wada area of Zaria metropolis.
The three gunmen, who reportedly drove to the residence on a motor bike shot at two policemen on duty in the house and killed a cobbler who was polishing the shoes of one of the policemen at the VP’s home at Baba Ahmed Road, Tudun Wada, Zaria.
The mobile policemen on guard and the assailants were engaged in a gun battle around 11.30 .am. The cobbler died instantly.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer for the Kaduna State Police Command, Abubakar Balteh, said one of the suspects was arrested in a hospital where he had gone for treatment for his gunshot wound.
He noted that the suspect was wounded during gun duel with the policemen and went to the hospital for treatment where he was identified by one of the injured cops who was also receiving treatment at the clinic.
He said the suspect was arrested immediately and during interrogation, named other members of the gang that carried out the attack.
“One of the suspects who sustained injuries from gunshot during gun battle 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 on Tuesday morning in Zaria. He said the guy was one of the people that attacked the vice president’s home,” the police spokesman told the Nation.