Insecurity: How Police Arrest 4 'Notorious' Arms Dealers In Jos, Taraba, Force Spokesman Adejobi Reveals

Insecurity: How Police Arrest 4 'Notorious' Arms Dealers In Jos, Taraba, Force Spokesman Adejobi Reveals

  • In an effort to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, police authorities in Taraba state and Plateau have nabbed suspected arm dealers
  • According to a statement by the Force spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the suspects were arrested due to credible information made available to the police
  • Meanwhile, the police chief, IGP Usman Alkali Baba urged officers to give criminals a hard chase till the country is void of their heinous activities

Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), in a sting operation, have arrested four notorious arms dealers and recovered 57 AK47 rifles and a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau State and from other locations across the country.

This development was made known through a statement shared on the official Facebook page of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) signed and issued by the police spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi on Thursday, April 28, in Abuja.

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According to Adejobi, this arrest is in furtherance of the IGP’s recent charge to the men of the NPF to be dauntless in the fight against crimes and criminality in the country.

Insecurity, Police, Suspected Arms Dealers, Jos, Taraba, IGP Usman Baba, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi
Police nab suspected arms dealers in Jos, Taraba. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Facebook

The suspects

The suspects, Hamza Zakari (aka Hamzo) aged 20yrs, Abubakar Muhammed (aka Fancy) aged 22yrs, Umar Ibrahim aged 25yrs and Muhammed Abdulkarim (aka Dan-Asabe) aged 37yrs, all males and residents of Jos, were arrested following a credible intelligence on their nefarious activities in Jos and its environs.

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The suspects, who confessed to their involvement in arms dealings and other criminal acts, have been identified as one of the major links for the supply of arms and ammunition to criminal elements terrorizing the state and some other parts of the country.

The investigation team is on the trail of their accomplices and they are closing in on them.

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IGP Baba reacts

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending the successes recorded by the FIB-IRT, reassured members of the public of his administration's commitment to the fight against common enemies of the nation who are hell-bent on causing pains, tears and agony to Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the arrested suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigations.

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