In a recent press release from the Nigeria Police Force, it has been confirmed that a total of 67 suspects have been apprehended for a range of crimes spanning kidnapping, gunrunning, one-chance, armed robbery, and banditry across different regions of Nigeria. These arrests were made possible through the concerted efforts of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Department Tactical Team- DFI-IRT and DFI-STS.
Among the significant achievements was the capture of three individuals believed to be part of a gunrunning syndicate responsible for the Christmas Eve attack on villages in Plateau State. The suspects, identified as Ahmed Sulaimon, Balikisu Aliyu, and Aboki Samuel, were found in possession of alarming weaponry including AK-47 and AK-49 rifles, along with a considerable cache of ammunition and magazines.
Additionally, the police successfully arrested four suspects linked to a bank robbery in Otukpo. During the apprehension, nine AK-47 rifles were seized, while a subsequent clash between police operatives and five suspects in Taraku village resulted in the neutralization of the latter group. The arrested suspects have confessed to their involvement in the robbery and have provided information about other accomplices who are currently at large. Notably, they named individuals allegedly supplying arms for their operations.
In response to these developments, Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, reassured the public of the police force’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens. He emphasized the relentless pursuit of criminals and their networks, vowing to continue efforts to create a safer environment for everyone in Nigeria.
This commendable effort demonstrates the Nigeria Police Force’s determination to tackle criminal activities, assuring citizens of their dedication to maintaining law and order. The suspects remain in custody as investigations continue.