- Fifteen suspects have been arrested by the police for cattle rustling, armed robbery and thefts in Niger state
- The police said they arrested the suspects in different parts of the state
- The spokesman for the police in the state, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, said all the suspects confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court
The police command in Niger has arrested 15 suspects for cattle rustling, armed robbery and thefts in different parts of the state.
NAN reports that the command’s public relations officer, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 31, in Minna.
NAIJ.com gathers that Abubakar said that the three suspects who were arrested for cattle rustling had been terrorising the people of Chanchaga, Bosso, Paikoro and Gurara local government areas.
He said that 14 cows; one rifle and 19 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
The spokesman said: “Similarly, the police in Chanchaga division trailed and arrested four armed robbery suspects. The suspects whom were armed with machetes invaded the house of one Hayatullah Umar of Maitumbi area, inflicted serious injuries on him while attempting to rob his Jincheng rubber motorcycle.
"The police detectives attached to anti-kidnapping squad arrested three suspects of Barkin Sale, Minna, who specialise in house breaking and theft.
“The suspects broke into the house of one Abdulrahman Mohammed of behind El-Amin International School, Minna, and made away with 1.43 inch Samsung Plasma TV; a Clipper; 3 Decoder and 4 World Receiver Radio sets all valued at N130,000.
“The operatives of SARS trailed and arrested another syndicate which specialised in theft and receiving of stolen properties in Beji village of Bosso local government area and arrested 5 suspects."
He said that one Bajaj motorcycle and two cell phones were recovered from the suspects, adding that all the suspects confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the police command in Nasarawa state said it arrested four suspected rustlers, recovered 176 cows and 64 sheep at Bakoro village in Nasarawa local government area of the state.
DSP Kennedy Idirisu, the command’s public relations officer, told newsmen on Wednesday, March 21, in Lafia. He said the arrest followed a joint operation by the counter-terrorism unit of the police with the federal and State Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).
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