Lafia - The police in Nasarawa State said on Thursday that they had arrested six persons suspected belong to a gang of assassins.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Michael Adah,, said the suspects were arrested while they were attempting to kill a businessman in Keana, headquarters of Keana Local Government Area.
Parading the suspects, Adah said the suspects were alleged to have been paid to kill one Mr. Anthony Eze, a Keana-based businessman over a dispute.
He said luck ran out of the suspects when the attention of the residents was drawn to their suspicious movement after missing their target.
He said the residents immediately reported the matter to the police.
Adah said the suspects had boarded a vehicle hired by the principal suspect on their way to execute the assignment when detectives attached to the Special Investigative Unit arrested them.
He said some of the items recovered from the suspects were one locally made pistol, two cartridges and N25 890 cash.
One of the suspects told newsmen that he took the decision to kill the businessman because of threats to his life
The suspect said that the target had consulted an oracle to kill him (suspect) over a missing sum of N50 000.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abayomi Akeremale, called on members of the public to be law-abiding and report any suspicious character.
He ordered a full investigation of the case.