… Arrest manufacturer of locally made prohibited firearms at Bosso Division, Niger State
The efforts of the Force to protect lives and property of all Nigerians across the country and nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality has continued to yield positive results as 48 suspected Gangs of Kidnappers/Armed Robbers, Cattle Rustlers and Car Snatchers has been arrested by the IGP Special Tactical Squad.
At a press briefing in Bosso, Niger State by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, he said that the arrest was as a result of the Inspector General of Police directives on 21st February, 2018 to the Commissioners of Police and their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police for the commencement of disarmament, mopping up, seizure and recovery from wrong hands; prohibited and other illegal firearms and ammunition, weapons and devices, locally fabricated or modified that can cause death or injury of person(s) is currently ongoing throughout the country.
“The 48 suspects were arrested for crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, car snatching, cattle rustling and fabrication of locally made prohibited/illegal firearms. They have confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime. Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs still at large. All suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation, CSP Jimoh said.
Among the exhibits recovered are 35 Exotic Cars, 5 AK47 Rifles, 3 Pump Action Guns, 2 Single Barrel Guns, 3 SMG, 822 Rounds of AK47 ammunition, 68 9MM ammunition and Huge Sums of suspected fake US Dollars equivalent to about N490 Million among others.
He called on the members of the public whose vehicles were either stolen from where parked or snatched at gun point in the recent times to proceed to the Niger State Police Headquarters for identification and collection with documents of proof of ownership.