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Police Arrest 44 Notorious Suspects For Armed Robbery, Thuggery In Niger

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Police Arrest 44 Notorious Suspects For Armed Robbery, Thuggery In Niger

The notorious suspects were arrested with different types of dangerous weapons

The Niger State Police Command has arrested 44 notorious suspects for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, thuggery and possession of dangerous weapons in Niger state

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said all the suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation and they will be arraigned in court for prosecution with capital offence charges.

“Following the recent report of miscreants clashes, thuggery, and pockets of tricycle robberies in parts of Minna metropolis, such as Stadium Junction, Limawa, Angwan-Daji, Bosso road, Flamingo junction, Morris junction, and Barkin-Sale causing public unrest, inflicting serious injuries on victims and dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables,” the statement read.

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“Consequently, in a bid to curtail this recent trend and menace, on 13/03/2023 at about 2350hrs, the Command mobilized its tactical teams comprised of Operations Department, CTU, Anti-kidnapping unit, tactical support team, Area Command team, various patrol units in the metro and vigilante members led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations DCP Ali Hayatu Kaigama conducted house to house raid sting operation within the areas of Limawa, Angwan-Daji, Paida, Gwadebe, Anguwan-Sarki, Ogbomosho road, Kasuwan-Gwari, and its environs within Minna metropolis.

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During the raid, the notorious suspects were arrested with different types of dangerous weapons, including eleven cutlasses, four scissors, five knives, four swords, one garotte, five sticks, eight handset phones, three shisha pipes/pots, a big saw, scale, an iron bar, a bottle containing illicit drugs, lighter, screwdriver, bunch of keys, and ATM cards.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc(+) expressed satisfaction with the operation, and directed that the operation will be a continuous exercise towards ensuring that Minna metropolis is rid of unguarded elements disrupting the peace of the metro, as he reiterated that enough is enough,” the spokesperson said.

He, however, appreciated the cooperation and support of members of the public and assured them of a peaceful atmosphere for their economic activities as adequate security is guaranteed.

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