- The Nigeria police have nabbed 39 suspected criminals involved in armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, arms trafficking and cybercrime in some parts of the country
- Police spokesman Frank Mba said the police operatives through intelligent-led operations recovered dangerous weapons and other incriminating items
- The main suspect who hailed from Cross River state was in possession of different calibre of sophisticated weapons and explosive materials
Cross River, Calabar- The Nigeria police have again arrested 39 suspected criminals in some parts of the country for their alleged involvement in armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, arms trafficking and cybercrime, The Punch reports.
The report stated that some of the exhibits recovered from the suspects are two RPG launchers, 13AK47 rifles, four locally made pistols, 58 wraps of dynamite, 769 AK47 live ammunition, 14 AK47 magazines, 30 live cartridges, mobile phones, 157 Sim cards, amongst other incriminating items.
This development was contained in a statement issued and signed by the police spokesman, CP Frank Mba, on Tuesday, August 17.
The statement reads:
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“Notable among the cases is the arrest of a four-man notorious trans-border arms smuggling syndicate in Cross River State.
"The principal suspect, Ntui Lambert, ‘m’, a 36-year-old native of Ikom, in Cross River State- whose father is a Nigerian and mother, a Cameroonian- was arrested in possession of different calibre of sophisticated weapons, 58 wraps of explosive materials suspected to be dynamite and ammunition through an intelligent-led operation by police operatives.
“All the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations.”
A 78-year-old man identified by the police as Joseph Okala has been arrested by the police after he was found with two Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, PM News further indicates.
Police arrest 20 suspects over killing of Muslim travellers in Jos
Legit.ng had earlier reported that police operatives arrested a total of 20 suspects in connection with the killing of no fewer than 25 travellers in the Rukuba area of Plateau, Jos North local government.
Recall that on Saturday, August 14, some travellers passing through Jos were shot dead by gunmen who opened fire on their vehicles.
The police spokesman, Mba, who made known in a statement on Sunday, August 15, added that 33 victims from the waylaid convoy of five buses were also rescued.