News Police arrest 11 'armed robbers, kidnappers' in Niger

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Police arrest 11 ‘armed robbers, kidnappers’ in Niger

News Police arrest 11 'armed robbers, kidnappers' in Niger

The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

The Police in Niger state said it has arrested eleven suspects over alleged involvement in various forms of criminal activities ranging from; armed robbery cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom in the past two weeks

Parading the suspects before newsmen at the State Command headquarters, Dutsen Kura-Gwari, Minna the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Wasiu Abiodun said they were arrested from different locations across Niger state.

The PPRO told journalists at State Command headquarter in Minna that police patrol team also intercepted and recovered thirty six cattle, including four sheep and rescue three victims from bandits within the period under review.

The PPRO also gave other suspects arrested for armed robbery within Suleja, the commercial hub centre included; Chinonso Ofor, Chukwu Gabriel, Patrick Nnaji and Franklin Madu and also recovered one locally pistol.

The five-man gang, according to him allegedly snatched the sum of, five point five million Naira (N5.5 million) from one Samuel Abiodun, who was on his way to deposit the money in one of the commercial Banks in Suleja.

Abiodun however reaffirmed the determination of the police to rid the state of all forms of criminalities and therefore called on Nigerlites to provide useful information to security agents on suspected criminals lurking around their vicinity.

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