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Nigeria Police arrest 254 suspected arm robbers, kidnappers, cultist in 2weeks

Nigeria Police arrest 254 suspected arm robbers, kidnappers, cultist in 2 weeks


The Nigerian Police Force has arrested in total 254 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultist in the past two weeks.

The Police while reeling out it’s achievements in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said, over the past two weeks, they have achieved significant milestones in combating crime and criminality nationwide.

The report said that 92 armed robbers, 153 kidnappers and 9 suspected cultist were among the 254 suspects that was arrested in their targeted and relentless efforts.

According to the report, 35 kidnapped victims have been successfully rescued unhurt, with 7 stolen vehicles recovered.

Also, the executed operations led to the recovery of 44 arms along with 477 rounds of ammunition of various calibers.

In a prominent case, FID-IRT operatives acting on active intelligence concerning a syndicate of trans-border gunrunners operating in Plateau state, supplying arms and ammunition to criminal elements beyond the country’s borders, arrested ten (10) suspects including is a transborder arms and ammunition supplier based in Obudu LGA of Cross River State, who supplies AK47 rifles, ammunition, and rocket launchers to rebels and other criminal elements in neighboring countries.

Operatives of the FCT Special Intervention Squad arrested a suspect from Audi village, who admitted to belonging to a gang of over 20 kidnappers and their informant. The suspect confessed to participating in two kidnapping operations, holding victims captive for 21 days, and collecting a ransom of 1.1 million. He also owned an AK-47 rifle, which he paid 300,000 for, and Yaroro, his gang leader, completed the balance before acquiring the weapon. He confessed that his gang members killed Ardo Shaibu and his family, eradicating his lineage from Dorayi village, Kaduna State.

Nigeria Police said: “These cases and others not mentioned exemplify the dedication and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force in combating crime and ensuring the safety of all citizens.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun emphasised that the Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in the discharge of its duties, and is committed to implementing necessary measures and strategies to create a safer environment for every resident of the country.