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Police arrest 56 Boko Haram suspects in Kogi

23 September 2015, 07:47

Lokoja - The Police in Lokoja have arrested 56 persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgents.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Emmanuel Ojukwu, made this known to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.

Ojukwu said that the suspects were arrested at the popular Boko Haram Junction at Angwa Tiv in Obajana village, a suburb of Lokoja.

He said that the suspects were picked up from their various hideouts on September 19.

Ojukwu said the police action was triggered by a gun attack on a police patrol vehicle in Obajana area by some of the suspects on September 4, saying that a police inspector was killed during the attack.

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He said that the junction had served as haven for criminal elements that had been killing and maiming innocent people for years, disclosing that dangerous weapons and drugs were found in their possession.

The commissioner said that the suspects would be charged to court very soon.

Ojukwu also showed the corpse of a robbery suspect who was fell by police bullet at Odu village in Dekina local government during a shoot-out.

The corpse was presented to the newsmen alongside other robbery suspects recently arrested at different locations in state.

The commissioner said his men were trailing other suspects that participated in the Odu village robbery operation.



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