By Aminu Ahmed Garko
At least 11 suspected armed robbers and kidnappers have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mohammadu Abubakar, said in a statement on Tuesday in Minna that one Alhaji Sardauna Babirki of Bangi, village of Mariga local government area reported that he received an anonymous call threatening him to provide N200,000 to avoid being kidnapped.
He said Police detectives attached to Bangi Division trailed and arrested two suspects linked to the crime.
Similarly, he said, the operatives carried out another operation in Mariga local government area ,which led to the arrest of another two- man gang, which wrote a threat letter to one Alhaji Dantani Audu of Mangoro village demanding N4 million to avoid being kidnapped.
The spokesman said a team of Police Detectives attached to the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad smashed a syndicate of three-man gang of kidnappers and arrested two suspects .
He also said that Police Detectives attached to Lapai Division while on surveillance along Lapai – Ebbo road intercepted one Umar Idris and Moh’d Kabiru Gazuma of Kpatsuwa village in Abaji LGA Abuja on a motorcycle suspected to be stolen.
He said investigation further led to the arrest of one Emmanuel Titus of the same address who supplied them with arms.
Abubakar also said that one Alhaji Adamu Jibrin of Gada Biyu in Lapai local govetnment area reported that hoodlums numbering about eight armed with guns invaded his camp and attempted to rob him but he confronted them.
He, however, said they succeeded in killing one of his sons, Musa Adamu and fled.
He said Police Detectives attached to Lapai Division arrested one suspect in connection with incident.
The police spokesman said Police Detectives attached to Mokwa Division arrested one Aminu Sani of main Garage Mokwa, for vandalising a transformer at Ezhigi village.
” The suspect confessed to the crime, exhibits recovered includes six pieces of Amoured cables, saw Blade, scissors, pliers, touch light, bunch of copper wires, and burnt electricity cables,” he said.
He said all the suspects confessed to the crimes committed and would soon be charged to court.
DSP Abubakar solicited the support of residents in giving useful and timely information to the nearest police outposts for prompt action.( NAN)