Plateau Attack: Police Arrest 3 Gunrunners Syndicate, Parade 64 Other Suspects For Various Offences Across Nigeria

  • As IGP Assures Nigerians of swift clamp down on criminal elements

The Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Department Tactical Team- DFI-IRT and DFI-STS have successfully arrested three (3) suspects who are members of a gunrunning syndicate in connection with the Christmas Eve attack on some villages in Plateau State.

The suspects are (1) Ahmed Sulaimon (2) Balikisu Aliyu (3) Aboki Samuel.

Parading the suspects today in Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed that they are currently in police custody and assisting with investigation. 

Adejobi noted that upon their arrest, 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 AK-49 rifle, 1000 rounds of live ammunition and 5 magazines were recovered from them.

The Force Public Relations Officer also revealed that the Force Intelligence Department Tactical Team- DFI-IRT and DFI-STS arrested 67 suspects for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, gunrunning, one-chance, armed robbery, and banditry across the country. 

Similarly, the Police has recovered 5,454 rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, 300 live cartridges, 50 empty shells of ammunition, 68 rifles, and 33 different ATM cards amongst others.

Adejobi said this achievement was made in furtherance to the sustained efforts of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun to curb crimes and criminality across the country.

Also, 4 suspects were arrested in connection with the bank robbery at Otukpo where Nine (9) AK-47 rifles were recovered from the said suspects while five (5) suspects fell to the superior fire power of Police operatives during a fierce gun duel at their hideout in Taraku village, Buruku LGA of Benue State. 

They all confessed to committing the heinous act and linked other gang members who are at large and have also named Terzungwe Shionda a.k.a ‘3-star general’ (now late), Terlumum Pila and one Ayuko both at large, to be the ones supplying them arms on loan for their operations. 

The IGP reiterates the commitment of the Police to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens by relentlessly cracking down on criminals and criminally related activities and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Nigeria is a safe space for everyone. 

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