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Police Arrest 37 Armed Robbers, Rescue Kidnapped Children In Abuja

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FCT Police Parade 37 Suspects

The FCT Police Command said it has arrested 37 suspects for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and hard drugs peddling among others.

While parading the suspects yesterday, the Commissioner of Police for the command, Bala Ciroma, also announced the rescue of two children, Rejoice Godwin (7) and Seke Godwin (9) who were abducted on March 8 from Yimi village in Zuba.

Ciroma disclosed that the victims were rescued at Lambata in Niger State where they were held hostage by their abductors.

“The following suspects were arrested in the process of rescuing the victims: Nasiru Mohammed 20 years old; Sale Bello 19 years; old and Hassan Audu 20 years old. Two Dane guns were recovered from the suspects at the point of the arrest. Effort is being intensified to arrest the leader of the gang who is at large,” he said.

Naija News reports that a similar case occurred earlier this week as the Police in at Bukan-Kwatu, Lafia, Nasarawa State were able to rescue a five (5) year old girl, Aisha Ibrahim who was kidnapped on 16th March 2019 at Ibudu 1 Area, Warri, Delta State by unknown persons.

The CP also revealed that the police, during an exchange of gunfire around the National Energy Commission on Wednesday around 10 pm, gunned down one of the hoodlums that attempted to snatch a black Mercedes Benz 350 jeep in the Central Business District (CBD).

He said while the victim was rescued unhurt, the command has launched a manhunt for the two suspects who escaped the scene with bullet wounds.

Another suspect, Murtala Ibrahim was reportedly arrested on March 17 around 9:30 pm by police operatives on stop and search along Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Express way in a black Volkswagen Golf 3 car loaded with 32 superpower explosives.

Ciroma noted that the suspect, who was the driver of the vehicle, claimed he was given the explosives to deliver to a named person at Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa State.

He also announced the arrest of 25 armed robbery suspects within this month, March, at various points in the capital city, with several dangerous weapons.

He said while investigations were ongoing on all the arrests, the command had also reviewed its crime-fighting strategies with improved visibility, vehicular and foot patrols and intensive raids of criminals’ hideouts among others.


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