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Police Arrest Robbery Suspects In Kaduna, Enugu

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The Kaduna and Enugu State Police Command said  some armed robbery suspect terrorizing residents of Kaduna and Enugu States have been arrested.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna  command , Aliyu Usman, told Newsmen on Saturday that seven suspects were arrested at Unguwar Sarki and Narayi all in Kaduna metropolis.

Usman said the police got a report on October 8 and quickly swung into action which led to the arrest of the seven suspects between October 13 and 14, by the command’s Intelligence Bureau.

He added that one of the suspects is still at large and efforts are on to arrest him and other accomplices.

“Four plasma television sets and three mobile phones were recovered from the suspects,” the police spokesman said.

“The suspects confessed to have committed the crime. Investigation is still ongoing and they will be charged to court for prosecution.”

Usman assured citizens 0f the state of their safety, saying that the police were committed to protecting the lives and property of everyone.

“We call on the public to give the security operatives maximum cooperation in the fight against crime and criminality in the state,” he said.

In a related development, the Police in Enugu State also disclosed that it has smashed a highway robbery syndicate that terrorized the Nsukka axis of the Enugu-Makurdi road while disguising as military officers.

Ebere Amaraizu, the spokesman of the Nigerian police in Enugu, told journalists that two double barrel guns fabricated as AK 47 rifles, money, a pair of boots and torches, were recovered from the gang.

He said: “The Police Counter Terrorism Unit Axis received a distress call on Thursday that hoodlums had blocked the road by Inyi in Igboeze North and (were) wreaking havoc on their victims.

“The unit swung into action promptly which resulted in exchange of fire.

“One of the hoodlums was fatally injured and later confirmed dead by a doctor.

“Another hoodlum identified as Godwin Okpe from Ogbadigbo in Benue dressed in camouflage is also fatally injured and being revived to aid operatives in their investigation.

“Others escaped with bullet wounds’’, Amaraizu added.

He appealed to members of the public particularly hospital operators to watch out for any one with suspected bullet injury and report promptly to any nearby police station.

Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, Emmanuel Ojukwu, applauded the effort of the policemen, and added that the command would continue to maintain functional security for members of the public as well as motorists in the state.

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