Police Raids Kidnappers Hideout, Arrest 6 Suspects In Nasarawa- CP
Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, Commissioner of Police (CP) in Nasarawa State says they have raided a kidnappers hide out located at Kiguna village of Lafia, the state capital and arrested six suspects.
Mohammed-Baba made the disclosure at a press briefing to present the command’s achievements from January 2023 to date on Monday in Lafia.
According to the CP, on January 12, at about 4:00am acting based on a tip off, police operatives attached to Assakio Division raided the hideout and arrested four suspects.
He listed the names of the suspects to includes; Adamu Mohammed, 20 years, Musa Ibrahim, 20 years, Bashiru Anaruwa, 19 years and Hamisu Tanko.
“Investigation by the anti-kidnapping unit led to the arrest of additional two people, Salisu Abdullahi-Bunu, 30 years and Abdullahi Haruna, 35 years.
“One locally fabricated AK 47, pistol rifle and live cartridge were recovered from the suspects as exhibit,” the Commissioner of Police added.
The CP also said that on January 13, the police operatives from the same division arrested Idris Dahiru, gang leader of a kidnapping syndicate.
He further said that from the beginning of the year to now the police arrested other 21 suspects for various offences.
The CP gave the breakdown of the suspects as follows; robbery suspects 16, motorcycle snatchers two and three cattle thieves respectively.
He added that the following exhibits were recovered from the suspects; four vehicles, arms, cattles among others.
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Mohammed-Baba also added that investigation were ongoing and on conclusion the suspects would be charge to court cases were ongoing and the suspects would be charge to court.
He however explained that most of the suspects have already confessed to thier crimes and are helping the police on the investigation.
The CP attributed the success recorded by the command to the support by the members of the public, traditional rulers, other security agencies and the media.
The CP therefore, appealed to members of the public to avail them with credible information that would help them to reduce crime to its barest minimum in the state.