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Police recover stolen textile machines

15 July 2013, 16:29

Kaduna - The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday announced the recovery of textile machines worth millions of naira and the arrest of seven gang members vandalising textile companies in the state.

The Commissioner of police, Olufemi Adenaike disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

Adenaike said the machines were recovered at a store in Tirkania area of the city, where the gang usually kept stolen items.

According to him, the police also recovered dangerous weapons, drugs and charms at the site, following a tip-off by the Kakuri community.

"Seven suspects were arrested, large quantity of vandalised and stolen textile machines worth millions of naira were recovered.

"One locally made single barrel short gun, various dangerous weapons, a bag containing bunches of various charms and a bag containing dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were also recovered.''

Adenaike said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon investigation was completed.

The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the police and other security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property of people in the state.

He urged the public to assist the security agencies with vital information that would aid in the effective discharge of their duties.

 - NAN

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