The Niger State Police Command have apprehended 14 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and theft in different parts of the state.
DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, the Command Public Relation Officer made this known in a statement on Friday in Minna.
According to Abubaker, two security guards both of Dutsen Kura were arrested by detectives attached to GRA Division Minna, for kidnapping one Afdal Mohammed Hadi, 10, and of the same address and demanded N150,000 from him.
He disclosed that the two security guard were employed to secure the house of the victim.
The spokesman disclosded further that five persons suspected to be members of a robbery gang responsible for terroring Borgu and Mariga local government areas.
” The suspects attacked one Yusuf Jinga of Tunga Madugu village of Borgu Local Government Area and also robbed one Alhaji Abubakar Danlami of Dutsen Magaji village of Mariga Local Government Area and stole one Gionee cell phone, a Torchlight and N25,000,” the police spokesman said.
He said that police had recovered from the suspects one Dane gun; one locally made double barrel gun; a stick and a cutlass.
According to him, police detectives attached to Sarkin Pawa Division in Munya Local Government Area traced and arrested one Yusuf Isa of Kofo village of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
He said they also arrested Sani Ahmed of Limawa quarters, Minna, with a Honda Civic belonging to one Zakiya Yahaya Lawal of Commissioner quarters, Minna.
The two suspects confessed to have stolen the vehicle from Kure Ultra Modern Market Minna where it was parked.
Abubakar also revealed that Mohammad Kudu and Danjuma Idris of Kpakungu area of Minna were arrested by the command for
allegedly stealing a motorcycle belonging to one Mr John Bosso of Ketare Gwari, Minna.
” The suspects confessed that they were sent to convey the motorcycle to one Sadam Duste in Kaduna State by one Abdulsami’u Abdulkareem of Farm Centre, Tunga, who was also arrested,” spokesman said.
He disclosed that the suspect would be arraign to court after necessary investigation have been concluded.