The Nigeria Police Force on Monday paraded a suspected gang of arm robbers and kidnappers who have been terrorizing members of the public in various parts of the country.
In a release signed by Force Public Relations Officer Ag. DCP Jimoh O. Moshood, the IGP Special Tactical Squad were deployed unravel and arrest those behind the upsurge of heinous and dastardly acts and bring the perpetrators to justice as directed by the IGP.
Below is the full text of the Force PRO made available to Abia Breaking News.
PARADE OF SUSPECTED VICIOUS AND NOTORIOUS KIDNAP FOR RANSOM/ARMED ROBBERY GANGS RESPONSIBLE FOR SEVERAL KILLINGS, KIDNAPS, CAR SNATCHING/ARMED ROBBERIES OF INNOCENT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON THE HIGHWAYS, VILLAGES AND TOWNS ON ABUJA – KADUNA – BIRNIN GWARI – FUNTUA – ZAMFARA STATE. BY Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, AT TAFA KAGARKO LGA KADUNA STATE 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2018.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, concerned with the new surge in violent crimes, such as kidnap, killings, Armed robberies of innocent Commuters/travellers and villagers in villages and towns along Abuja- Kaduna –Birnin Gwari- Funtua – Zamfara state few weeks back, re-gird operations Absolute Sanity with the deployment of more operatives and investigators of IGP Special Tactical Squad to unravel and arrest those behind the heinous and dastardly acts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
2. The Special Tactical Squad was mandated by the Inspector General of Police to flush out these new set of bandits and adopt a new Crime prevention and control strategies to bring in new impetus to the fight against banditry and other violent crimes that have claimed the lives of many innocent Nigerians in FCT, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara, Kogi, Benue, and Some parts of Plateau States.
3. A total number of Thirty One (31) suspects (in six (6) different gangs) including Three (3) Commanders of bandits killing innocent people in Zamfara state and those responsible for the kidnap of Sheik Mohammed Ahmed Alqarkawi in Kaduna State and collection of Twelve Million Naira ransom before he was released, Twenty Two (22) AK 47 Rifles, One (1) LAR Rifle, Two (2) single Barrel Guns, One (1) Locally made Pistol and One (1) Dane Gun and Two Hundred and Forty Seven (247) round of Ammunition were recovered from them. Most of the suspects listed below confessed to the criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes they were alleged. Most of the victims, some of whom were rescued from their captivities have equally identified them as those responsible for the kidnaps, Armed robberies and Car snatching of their vehicles.
The names of the suspects and further details will follow in due course, please
Ag. DCP JIMOH O. MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
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