Men of the Police Command in Niger state have announced the arrest of 16 suspected cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers that have been terrorizing residents of the state.
ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, the command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Minna.
Abubakar said that three other suspects were arrested for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery in Minna town and recovered an Acura MDX Jeep with Registration number MNA 435 JB.
He said that two suspected kidnappers were arrested with three AK 47 rifles, eight rounds of ammunition, two empty magazines, Army uniform, 14 cows, 20 sheep, 11 goats, one Gionee and one Infinix mobile phones at Mashegu and Borgu Local Government Areas.
According to him, six suspected armed robbers were arrested for robbing one Alhaji Idris Zugurma of Mashegu Local Government Area.
The PPRO said that all the suspects would soon be charged after investigation.
He, however, appealed to residents of the state to complement efforts of the command by giving information on movement of bad elements in their midst.
“The police recovered three locally made pistols, 11 cartridges, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and charms from the suspects.
“We have also arrested two suspected armed robbers and recovered a stolen Toyota Carina with Registration Number GGE 925 APP.
“We have arrested three suspects in Sabon Wuse of Tafa Local Government Area for unlawful possession of firearm and attempt to commit murder,” Abubakar said.