Police Arrests 67 Suspects For Various Offences Nationwide
…… As IGP Assures Nigerians of swift clamp down on criminal elements
The Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Department Tactical Team- DFI-IRT and DFI-STS have successfully arrested 67 suspects for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, gunrunning, one-chance, armed robbery, and banditry in furtherance to the sustained efforts of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun to curb crimes and criminality across the country.
Parading the suspects on Tuesday, 9th January 2024 in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the Police recovered 5,454 rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, 300 live cartridges, 50 empty shells of ammunition, 68 rifles, and 33 different ATM cards amongst others.
He further said that prominent among these achievements, is the arrest of three suspects who are members of a gunrunning syndicate in connection with the Christmas Eve attack on some villages in Plateau State,
According to him, the suspects namely Ahmed Sulaimon, Balikisu Aliyu and Aboki Samuel are currently in police custody and assisting with the investigation. Upon their arrest, 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 AK-49 rifle, 1000 rounds of live ammunition and 5 magazines were recovered from them.
Also, 4 suspects were arrested in connection with the bank robbery at Otukpo where Nine AK-47 rifles were recovered from the said suspects while five suspects fell to the superior firepower of Police operatives during a fierce gun duel at their hideout in Taraku village, Buruku LGA of Benue State.
The Force spokesperson said that they all confessed to committing the heinous act and linked other gang members who are at large and have also named Terzungwe Shionda a.k.a ‘3-star general’ (now late), Terlumum Pila and one Ayuko both at large, to be the ones supplying them arms on loan for their operations.
IGP Egbetokun has reiterated the commitment of the Police to ensuring the safety and security of citizens by relentlessly cracking down on criminals and criminally related activities and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Nigeria is a safe space for everyone.