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17 political thugs arrested in Nasarawa

17 political thugs have been arrested by the Nasarawa State police Command on Friday.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that 13 firearms and 22 ammunition were also recovered during the last general elections in the state.

According to Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba the suspects in Lafia said the synergy, on the eve of the March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly election between the military operatives patrolling along Umaisha, Toto Local Government Area led to the interception of a Toyota pickup vehicle and a Toyota Sienna loaded with persons suspected to be political thugs.

” A thorough search was conducted on them where two English pump action guns, nine locally fabricated guns, twenty live cartridges, twenty-four handsets of different brands, two unregistered vehicles, fifteen pairs of deserts booths a bag containing belt, bulletproof jackets,”.

According to CP Baba who was represented by the Public Relation Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the police operatives attached to Masaka Division on March 15, at 2035hrs acting on credible information about two suspected armed robbers were arrested.

He said the suspected armed robbers have been on the wanted list of the Command for various offences, Police operatives were deployed to their hideout located at Angwan Police, Masaka where they were arrested.

“Consequently, one locally fabricated Beretta pistol was recovered from them as an exhibit, upon cross–examination, they confessed to have carried out many armed robbery operations within Masaka and its environs,” he added.

CP Baba further disclosed that a gang of two men, armed with dangerous weapons were arrested for attempting to kill one Ali Misalam in Toto LGA for allegedly initiating their mother into witchcraft.

A breakdown of the arrest showed that 17 suspected political thugs, 2 armed robbery suspects, attempted culpable homicide 2, vehicles recovered 2, firearms recovered 13 and ammunition was recovered

Baba warned criminals coming into Nasarawa to look elsewhere as the Command would not be beaten by the antics of the criminal in the state.

“The command would rather continue to modulate its enormous security measures to be several miles ahead of the men of the underworld trying to take cover in Nasarawa “, the CP declared

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