Seventeen suspected armed robbers and kidnappers who were arrested in different raids has been paraded by the Nasarawa State Police Command.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe, who paraded the suspects on Wednesday in Lafia stated that they were apprehended in connection with different crimes in the state.
Items recovered from a suspects who was identified as Yakubu Umar includes a gun, iron rod, cutlass, black mask, various charms and amulets as well as one round of 7.62mm ammunition.
some accomplices of Umar are still at large.
Longe stated that the new techniques employed by the command has been yielding the desired results.
The CP while speaking on the arrest said a case of criminal conspiracy, membership of an unlawful society and illegal possession of firearms was reported at the Masaka Police Station in the Karu Local Government Area of the state after a number of suspected cultists went on the rampage destroying properties and unleashing terror on innocent members of the public.
“On the strength of the report, our patrol team and its intelligence arm swung into action and four suspects were arrested. They are Benjamin Audu (20); Ishaku Galadima (19); Zacheaus Amos (21); and Nuhu Danjuma (21).”
“Still on March 13, while on a combined patrol by the personnel of the Nigerian Army and the police, one Peter John, a 22-year-old man from Agyaragu village, was arrested while he and members of his gang were robbing along the Lafia/Makurdi Road.”
Longe noted that his men swung into action as soon as vigilant members of the public tipped them off.
The command also revealed that an unregistered Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Vehicle was recovered from the hoodlums.
He revealed that during investigation by the police, discovered the the vehicle was stolen from Imo State and was already a subject of investigation by the Imo State Police Command.
The police boss stated that the Anti-Robbery Squad in Mararaba Udege, due to an information from citizen arrested some criminals located inside a bush and arrested three suspects.
Those arrested included a 50-year-old man, who was fingered as the supplier of essential commodities such as food and other provisions to criminals during operations.