Operatives of the Nigerian Police have apprehended 58 suspects for various alleged criminal offences in different parts of the country.
The Nigerian Police PRO said the suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery, car theft, unlawful possession of weapons, murder and “one chance” operations in different parts of the country.
Mba said the police operatives recovered a total of 18 Ak47 riffles, 1,233 rounds of live Ak47 ammunition, nine pump-action and five single barrel rifles from the different suspected gang members.
The Police PRO in his statement noted that the suspects were members of the gang that kidnapped three Ahmadu Bello University students on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway,
The statement reads; “We also have the syndicate that masterminded the kidnap of a lawmaker in Kaduna State as well as the syndicates that carried out the kidnap of the Turkish expatriates in Kwara.
“We also have a group of armed robbers who operate largely in Rivers camouflaging to be members of the Nigerian Legion.
“Among the suspects are also “one chance” syndicates who specialise in robbing by picking up passengers in FCT metropolis and robbing them while on transit,” he said.
Mba said the suspects would be arraigned in court accordingly