Police Arrest 32 Suspects for Alleged Complicity in Kaduna-Abuja Road Attacks, Others

Police Arrest 32 Suspects for Alleged Complicity in Kaduna-Abuja Road Attacks, Others

  • The police has apprehended several suspected criminal elements causing havoc across northern Nigeria communities
  • The suspects were fully paraded in front of journalists on Tuesday, November 30 during a press briefing
  • Arms, ammunition, cars and other exhibits were also paraded during the briefing conducted by CP Frank Mba

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Police Force says operatives of its special tactical squad have arrested 32 notorious suspects for their complicity in the crimes of kidnapping, armed robbery, arms smuggling, illegal possession of weapons, trading in illicit drugs, trans-border car theft, amongst others.

The police said the team also recovered 19 AK47 rifles, 1 GPMG, 3 revolver rifles, 2 G-3 rifles, 1 SMG, 1 berretta pistol, 453 rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, 12 magazines and 17 stolen cars from the criminals during the follow-up investigations.

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cars recovered by police
Some of the cars recoverdd by the police on display at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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This information was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng by the police spokesperson, CP Frank Mba.

Part of the statement read:

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“Also, is the arrest of the perpetrators of a recent deadly attack on travellers in the Tafa axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway where 2 women and their husbands were abducted by the criminals into the forest.
“The operatives of the special tactical squad deployed to that area were quickly mobilised and went after the suspects to rescue the victims.
“The police operatives eventually identified the hideout of the criminals, launched a rescue mission and successfully rescued the hostages, including the women, unhurt.
“The operatives equally apprehended a gang of 6; Mohammed lawali, Suleiman Ibrahim, Mohammed Rebo, Bashir Audu, Monsoru Abubakar and Abubakar Hamidu, in connection with the attack on a Mosque in Mashegu LGA in Niger state where 18 people were reportedly killed and more than 30 abducted.

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“Investigations by the police team revealed that the gang leader, Mohammed lawali and some of the gang members are escapees from the Lokoja correctional centre.
“Bashir Audu was arrested for his criminal role of supplying hard drugs to the gang. Two AK47 rifles, three fully-loaded magazines and various parcels of hard drugs were recovered from them.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending the team for the successful operations, assures the nation that the Force would continue to close-up on these criminal elements who pose threats to our national security.”

CP Mba said the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigations.

Federal Government Now Ready to Crush Bandits, Malami Says

Meanwhile, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said the federal government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering now that a court has granted an application filed by his office declaring bandits groups as terrorists.

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Malami's stance was contained in a statement issued by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, special assistant on media to the minister.

According to the statement, the declaration is a demonstration of the determination of Malami and the federal government in doing things in accordance with the rule of law.

Insecurity: You Must Not Rest, Buhari Gives Marching Orders to Security Chiefs

Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered an immediate response to the current insecurity across the country, occasioned by bandits and insurgents activities.

The Nigerian leader gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organisations.

Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior made the disclosure at the end of the National Security Council meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Source: Legit.ng

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