Police arrest 32 suspects for attacking Kaduna-Abuja travellers, recover arms, ammunition

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The Nigeria Police on Thursday said its operative arrested 32 criminal suspects terrorising travellers along the Kaduna Abuja road.

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba in a statement on Thursday said its operatives arrested a 27yrs-old Dayyabu Mohammed of Soba LGA of Kaduna State for illegal possession of five AK47 rifles and 250 rounds of AK47 ammunition.

He said the suspect was arrested during a crackdown on bandits at Saminaka Forest in Kaduna State by operatives of STS.

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Mba said findings revealed that Dayyabu Mohammed is an arms supplier to two identified and wanted bandits in the North West and North Central parts of the country.

He said the two bandit kingpins are Yellow and Budderi. Dayyabu Mohammed was intercepted while ferrying the weapons from Jos, Plateau State in a Golf-3 saloon car to the bandit in their hideouts located in a forest at Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State.

“Also, is the arrest of the perpetrators of a recent deadly attack on travellers in the Tafa axis of the Kaduna - Abuja highway where two women and their husbands were abducted by the criminals into the forest

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“The operatives of the Special Tactical Squad deployed to that area were quickly mobilized and went after the suspects to rescue the victims. The Police operatives eventually identified the hideout of the criminals, launched a rescue mission and successfully rescued the hostages, including the women, unhurt.” The statement said

He said, the Police team equally recovered Nineteen 19 AK47 rifles, one 1GPMG, three 3 revolver rifles, two 2 G-3 rifles, one SMG, one berretta pistol, four hundred and fifty-three rounds of live ammunition of different calibre.

Other items recovered include twelve magazines and seventeen stolen cars from the criminals during the follow-up investigations.

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He said the operatives arrested six notorious criminals involved in car theft in different parts of the country particularly Nasarawa, Port-Harcourt, FCT, Kebbi and Zamfara.

CP Mba while parading the suspects said, they smuggle the stolen cars through the international borders and deliver same to a major criminal or receiver called Alhaji Garuba who is still at large in the Niger Republic.

He said most of the stolen cars are sold in neighbouring countries at give-away prices and sometimes delivered to Alhaji Garuba in exchange for illicit weapons.

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The INTERPOL unit of the Nigeria Police As stated by Mba is already working with their counterparts in Niger Republic to arrest the fleeing suspects and bring them to book.


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