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Police arrest 48 suspected armed robbers, kidnapers, others

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 Drive 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 various makes with 14 of them from the Kalashnikov household, two submachine weapons, one pump motion, a Beretta pistol and different kinds of weapons have been recovered.

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

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

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

In accordance with 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 attempting to fireplace the gun, and this ultimately 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 have 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 reside ammunition.

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

In accordance with him, following the trajectory of crime all around the world, it’s clear that illicit medicine have been an enabler of crimes.

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

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In accordance with him, investigations revealed that the 2 suspects have been suppliers of illicit medicine to bandits working in Nasarawa.

He mentioned the police have been within the means 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 have been recovered from the suspects.

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

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

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

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