From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

Niger State Police Command has arrested fifteen (15) suspects for various offenses ranging from banditry, kidnapping, arms dealing, car theft, defilement/rape, thuggery and being in possession of illicit drugs.

The State Commissioner of Police, Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman made this known during a press briefing held at the command headquarters in Minna, saying it is in furtherance to the commitment towards reducing crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the State.

He said that four suspected kidnappers were arrested and recovery of 3 locally made guns when a Crack Squad of the Command and Nasko Division, with the aid of technical intelligence leading to the arrest of Abubakar Hussaini of Anaba village, Buba Mohammed of Maje village, Mainasara Muhammadu of Takalafia, Ibeto all in Nasko and Ibrahim Abdullahi of Kontagora.

According to him, the suspects invaded a residence at Isana village via Nasko, Magama LGA and kidnapped a male victim of about 20yrs of age to an unknown destination, The suspects confessed to have collected a ransom of one million, six hundred thousand naira before his release.

one of the suspects Buba Mohammed also confessed to being a member of another syndicate who blocked Genge-Ibeto road and kidnapped a female victim, ganged raped her by four men and collected ransom of one million naira.

Similarly, two suspected notorious armed bandits were arrested by the police command based on reliable information, the Crack Squad arrested one Rabiu Yusuf (known as Rabee) at Tungan-Mallam Market area of Paiko, Paikoro LGA.

During interrogation, he confessed to series of kidnapping activities, and that he is a member of Muware camp of bandits terrorizing Beji, Maikunkele, Bosso, Gawu-Babangida, Sangeku, Bangi, Gulu, and Lapai area of the State.

The suspects are under investigation who are cooperating with the Police with more information that could lead to arrest those at large.

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