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Suspects nabbed for violent crimes by police in Nigeria

25 May 2016, 21:29

Abuja - Police have reported the arrest of a number of suspects wanted for a series of violent crimes around the country.

Five suspects allegedly involved in the midnight raid on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State in April were arrested.

The have been named as Mohammed Zurai, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute and Haruna Laute.

They are accused of massacring an unspecified number of people.

Police also announced the arrest of a three-man syndicate of deadly bank robbers and kidnappers, recovering arms, ammunition, dynamite and rifle servicing tools from them.

The alleged gang members, Gogo Daniel Ume, Ikado Michael and Ifeanyi Kalu had allegedly been terrorising Rivers, Imo and Enugu States respectively.

Also read: Residents flee Aba amid spike in violent crime

Items recovered from them include three AK-47 rifles, a rifle, 310 rounds of live ammunition, 12 rifle magazines, rifle servicing tools, cache of dynamite explosives and a number of vehicles.

In continuation of the anti-kidnapping operations in Kaduna State, police have arrested some suspects for alleged involvement in kidnapping and robbery.

The suspects have been named as Babangida Ibrahim, Idris Abubakar and Idris Mai Anguwa.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, observed with satisfaction the high sense of patriotism and professionalism by the police during the exercises.

“The police will remain dynamic and creative in formulating new strategies for fighting crimes and criminality and urged Nigerians to continue to support the force,” said Arase. 



- CAJ News

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