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
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
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
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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
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