Army, police arrest 6 robbery, kidnap suspects in Kogi

Army, police arrest 6 robbery, kidnap suspects in Kogi

- Six suspected armed robbers and kidnappers have been arrested by a combined team of the Police and the Nigerian Army

- The suspects were arrested after a shoot out with soldiers on patrol

- Some of the suspects sustained gunshot injury during the encounter while three others escaped

The Nigeria Army on Saturday, July 28, paraded four robbery suspects it arrested in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State.

The public relation officer of the Command Army Records, Lokoja, Captain Nick Ejeh, while parading the suspects said that they were in military uniform when they were arrested.

The suspects , according to him are Japhet Ataem, Saviour Daower, Joseph Usar and Isaac Danold, all from Guma Local Government Area of Benue.

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He said that the suspects were carrying out a robbery operation when they were sighted by soldiers on patrol who engaged them in a shoot out.

According to him, some of the suspects sustained gunshot injury during the encounter.

He said three of the suspects escaped arrest.

Ejeh expressed concern on the increasing use of military uniforms by perpetrators of crimes.

Items recovered from them included one AK47 rifle, two pump action assault rifles and many rounds of live ammunition.

In a related development , the state police command also paraded two suspects believed to be behind recent kidnap and robbery activities along Okene -Lokoja road.

The state police command Public Relation Officer, DSP William Aya, who paraded the suspects, gave their names as Hammed Saleh aka Auta of Fulani Camp, Obajana and Dulla Danladi of Fulani Camp, Gada Biyu.

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“Following recent attacks on motorists along the Okene-Lokoja road by some suspected criminal elements which led to the killing of a luxury bus driver, anti-robbery squad led by DSP Babagana Bukar, trailed and arrested some of the suspects.

“Investigation is in progress. They will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation,” Aya said.

The briefings by the army and police took place in the presence Gov, Yahaya Bello at the Government House in Lokoja.

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In his remarks, Bello tasked residents to continue to partner with security agencies to make the state safe for all.

Meanwhile, previously reported that seven suspects have been arrested after a robbery incident which took place in Offa, Kwara state.

The robbers were said to have attacked a bank and a local police station in the town, killing eight officers and four people in police custody.

Also, the Kwara police commissioner Lawan Ado said five residents were shot and killed on the street of Offa by the robbers.

Source: NAN

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