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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

For their involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery, arms trafficking, illegal weapons possession, drug trafficking and trans-border car theft, the Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested 32 notorious suspects.

During the subsequent investigation, the police recovered 19 AK47s, 1 GPMG, 3 revolvers, 2 G-3s, 1 SMG, 1 berretta pistol, 453 rounds of live ammunition, 12 magazines, and 17 stolen cars from the criminals.

CP Frank Mba, the police spokesperson, provided this information to in a statement.

It was stated that:

“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.

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“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.

“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.

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“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.

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