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Nigeria Police Nabs Gangs Terrorizing Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highway

By Emmanuel Oshodi

The Nigeria Police Force renewed commitment to ensure adequate protection, safety and security of lives and properties of travelers and communities on Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highways and other major roads across the country has continued to yield positive result as Police  during the week paraded criminal gangs terrorizing Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highway.

The Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, consequent on the directive of the IGP that all criminal elements terrorizing innocent people be route-out and prosecuted arrested some of the gangs responsible for several Kidnappings/armed robbery, cattle rustling and car snatching along the Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highway and recovered  Four (4) Ak47 rifles and other exhibits in their possession.

Most of the suspects were arrested in the act after exchange of gun fire with the personnel of the IGP Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity in their hideouts along Abuja – Minna Road.

Three (3) victims were rescued from their captivities and have been reunited with their families.

The suspects confessed and admitted to various criminal roles they played in committing of the crimes.

Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large. The suspects will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.

Meanwhile, the Force wishes to call on members of the public whose vehicles were snatched or removed from where parked to go to Niger State Police Command Headquarters for identification and collection.

The Nigeria Police Force said it deeply appreciates the support and cooperation of members of the Public for the timely information in achieving these success stories being showcased before the public.

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