CITIZENS COMPASS —,The Intelligence Department Tactical Team- DFI-IRT and DFI-STS of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 67 suspects for various crimes across the country.
The crimes, according to Force spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement signed on Tuesday, range from kidnapping, gunrunning, one-chance, armed robbery, banditry across the country.
Similarly the Police have recovered 5,454 rounds of live ammunition of different caliber, 300 live cartridges, 50 empty shells of ammunition, 68 rifles, and 33 different ATM cards amongst others.
Prominent amongst these achievements, is the arrest of three suspects who are members of a gunrunning syndicate in connection with the Christmas Eve attack on some villages in Plateau State, they are currently in police custody and assisting with investigation.
The suspects are Ahmed Sulaimon (2) Balikisu Aliyu (3) Aboki Samuel. Upon their arrest, 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 AK-49 rifle, 1000 rounds of live ammunition and five magazines were recovered from them.
Also, four suspects were arrested in connection with the bank robbery at Otukpo where Nine AK-47 rifles were recovered from the said suspects while five suspects fell to the superior fire power of Police operatives during a fierce gun duel at their hideout in Taraku village, Buruku LGA of Benue State.
They all confessed to committing the heinous act and linked other gang members who are at large and have also named Terzungwe Shionda popularly known as ‘3-star general’ (now late), Terlumum Pila and one Ayuko both at large, to be the ones supplying them arms on loan for their operations.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, reiterates the commitment of the Police to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens by relentlessly cracking down on criminals and criminally related activities and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Nigeria is a safe space for everyone.