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The Nigeria Police say they’ve arrested 48 suspects in reference to kidnapping, homicide, armed theft, cattle rustling, cyber crimes, illegal possession of prohibited weapons and different associated offences within the nation.

The Pressure Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, who disclosed this at a information convention on Thursday in Abuja, mentioned {that a} feminine was among the many suspects.

Mba mentioned {that a} complete of 27 weapons of varied makes with 14 of them from the Kalashnikov household, two submachine weapons, one pump motion, a Beretta pistol and other forms of weapons had been recovered.

He mentioned that laptops, telephones, POS machines and various charms had been additionally recovered from the suspects.

The FPRO mentioned {that a} five-man theft gang that had earlier attacked two policemen using on a motorbike and took away their rifles had been among the many suspects.

He mentioned that the policemen had been on movement when the gang took benefit of their vulnerability to carry them down and took away the riffles.

Based on him, following that incident, operatives of the police opened up an investigation and a cautious follow-up led to the arrest of the alleged gang members.

He mentioned that the gang members had allegedly carried out a theft operation in a pharmaceutical store within the Kubwa space of Abuja.

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“In that incident, one of many suspects shot himself mistakenly in the midst of making an attempt to fireside the gun, and this finally assisted the police operatives in tracing and effecting arrest on the suspect.

“This led to the arrest of different members of the gang and the following restoration of the 2 rifles,” he mentioned.

Mba mentioned that the police had additionally arrested eight suspects in reference to the kidnapping of a member of the Taraba Home of Meeting.

He mentioned that the suspects had collected N30 million as ransom earlier than the discharge of the lawmaker, including that they had been arrested following investigation by the police.

The FPRO mentioned that police additionally recovered from the suspects 4 Ak47 rifles, one pump motion, one locally-made pistol and 50 rounds of dwell ammunition.

Mba mentioned that the police additionally arrested two suspects in reference to illegal possession and distribution of illicit medicine, suspected to be cocaine.

Based on him, following the trajectory of crime everywhere in the world, it’s clear that illicit medicine have been an enabler of crimes.

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He mentioned that medicine present criminals with braveness and put them in ecstasy to kill with out conscience.

Based on him, investigations revealed that the 2 suspects had been suppliers of illicit medicine to bandits working in Nasarawa.

He mentioned the police had been within the technique of reducing off the provision chain for medicine, arms and ammunition to criminals within the nation.

Mba mentioned 13 suspects aged between 22 and 30 had additionally been arrested in reference to internment fraud and scams.

He mentioned 18 telephones of various makes, two laptops, one iPad, one POS machine, 9 ATM playing cards and different gadgets had been recovered from the suspects.

“They function beneath totally different pretences, some declare to be American Troopers on peacekeeping missions in Iraq, create profiles with pretend names, pretend identities and faux photos.

“They painting themselves as such and submit the photographs on courting web sites to attend for victims, who’re often American girls.

“A few of them declare to be medical docs, engineers dealing with key operations in China and different elements of the world, and as soon as they get a sufferer, they make sure that they extorted her endlessly,” he mentioned.

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