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PPRO says Police arrest 6 suspected armed robbers in Kaduna.


Jalige said all the suspects had since confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the said crimes, and that they would soon be charged to court .

The Police in Kaduna State has confirmed the arrest of six suspected criminals on Jan. 12, for various crimes, according to a statement issued on Sunday, in Kaduna, by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige.

Jalige said the six suspects where arrested for armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, attempted homicide and dishonestly receiving stolen properties.

He explained that on Jan 12, at about 1630hrs some residents of NASFAT layout, Kaduna, jointly reported to the Command that at about 0300hrs of the same day, some hoodlums bearing offensive weapons invaded their individual homes.


“Inflicted severe injuries on the security guards and succeeded in carting away valuables which includes,14 mobile Phones, three Laptops, three set of wrappers, five wrist watches. The suspects also carted away cash sum N42,450.00, all properties valued at N2.2 million, to unknown destination,” he said.

According to him, upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Umar Muri, immediately dispatched a team of Police Operatives, headed by the officer in charge of Intelligence Unit, to fish out the perpetrators and ensure they were brought to book.

“In turn, the officers swung into action, gathered intelligence and succeeded in arresting one of the suspects involved in the incident.

“Upon interrogation, he disclosed the identities of the other five of his accomplices, who were equally apprehended. One other suspect is still at large. “he said.


Jalige said all the suspects had since confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the said crimes, and that they would soon be charged to court .

He reiterated the value of community involvement in preventing crimes, while calling on all residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious happenings within their locations to the nearest Police formation for prompt action.



Benue police command arrested 16 suspected cult members over killings.

The Benue Police Command on Friday said it arrested 16 suspected cults members in connection with several killings in the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, in Makurdi said that the mode of the homicide has links with cult killings.

Anene said that the arrests of the suspected cultists was over a period of three weeks, adding that the command had deployed officers in strategic areas to forestall further killings in the state.

According to her, the command had also held a roundtable discussion with stakeholders concerning the sudden rise of cult activities in the state and solicited information to execute arrests of those behind it.

“In the past three weeks, there were killings that our investigation reviewed were cult-related.

“Our investigation revealed that there was a clash between cults groups and even the modus operandi of those killings communicated to us that they were cult killings.

“12 cultists were arrested and they had confessed to the crime though some denied. We later got four from Gboko in connection with the killings,” she said

The PPRO explained that there were other deaths recorded that appeared more of accidents than homicide and the command had initiated full investigations into such deaths.

She said the command was waiting for autopsy reports of a man, his wife and son found dead in Northbank, Makurdi, to determine the next line of action.

Anene also said that Operation Puff Adder had curtailed kidnap activities in Gboko and parts of Katsina-Ala.

She said that the security operation had foiled two kidnap attempts in Katsina-Ala and Gboko Local Government Areas.

The PPRO appealed to members of the public to take security business seriously to prevent criminals from having their way in the society.

“The Police are doing their best but if people become careless because the Police are working, criminals will take advantage of their carelessness to commit crimes.

“Sometime in August some young men were arrested they claimed that they were hosting a party but behind that party was a cult initiation that was going on.

“So they assembled as if they were doing something legitimate to deceive the general public but behind the assembly, they go behind to do what they want to do”