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Police Arrest Four Armed Robbers In Murder Of Retired Brigadier General In Abuja

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Police Arrest Four Armed Robbers In Murder Of Retired Brigadier General In Abuja

The suspect confessed to having received the cash sum of N300,000 once as compensation.

Abuja, Nigeria– The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested four armed robbers responsible for the  killing of retired Army Brigadier General Uwem Udukwere in Abuja’s Sunshine Estate.

The suspects include Ibrahim Rabiu, 33; Nafiu Jamil, 33; Aliyu Abdullahi, 47; and Mohammed Nuhu, 28.

The command’s Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, disclosed that two suspects are still at large and have been declared wanted.

It would be recalled that General Udukwere was shot during a robbery at his residence on Saturday, June 22.

The assailants invaded the Army chief’s home, demanding jewelry and escaping with his pistol.

When interrogated, the suspects said they did not see anything valuable in the general’s house during the attack. They said they met the general with a gun that wasn’t loaded and attacked him after the found out the gun wasn’t loaded.

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Meanwhile, the Police also said on May 26, 2024 at about 10:00am, acting on credible intelligence, operatives of the FCT Police Command from anti-kidnapping unit trailed and arrested: Isa Mohammed Ibrahim, 30, of Kofina, Zuba, Abuja (an escapee of Kuje prison in 2022) and his brother, Nasiru Mohammed A.K.A Danger.

The suspects were members of the kidnapping syndicate that stormed Livestock Estate in Dei-Dei sometimes in December, 2023 and kidnapped 17 victims, collected huge ransom before releasing the victims.

They confessed to the crime and to have collected the sum of N400,000 and N300, 00 respectively from the ransom.

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They also mentioned that their syndicate being one of the four kidnapping groups terrorising FCT and its environs is headed by a sub-commander Mallam currently on the run and under the general leadership of one Ardo also at large, commanding the four groups.

The Police Commanced added that 91 rustled cattle, four sheep, and one AK-47 rifle were recovered from them and they will be charged to court soon.

In a streak of coordinated clearance operations on some identified bandit camps from June 12 to 14, 2024, operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the anti-kidnapping unit arrested the following suspects:
Sunday Musa A.K.A Dan Gwari, 30, ‘m’ of Kagarko LGA, Kaduana State.

He is the chief informant and logistics supplier to the whole kidnapping groups under the general command of one Ardo, currently on the run.

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The suspect confessed to be the facilitator of the movement of nurses, hard drugs and sex workers on request to the kidnapping groups.

He is also the financial courier through which money is distributed or shared on request to the kidnapper’s families and that he has distributed about N20, 000, 000 on behalf of the kidnappers.

He confirmed that the group led by Ardo, the general commander, has over 15 members, all having AK-47 rifles and that there are sub-groups under him. The suspect confessed to having received the cash sum of N300,000 once as compensation.

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