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Police arrest unrepentant robbers, recover arms, ammunition in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command, have successfully apprehended a robbery syndicate of notorious and unrepentant armed robbers.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the apprehended robbers were involved in various robbery operations within and around the state.

Confirming the arrest, the Command Public Relations officer ASP Rufai Ahmad said that the command had recovered during the operation several arms and ammunition at their disposal.

According to him, “on the 20th of March 2024, at about midnight a team of operatives attached to State CID Sokoto, acting on an intelligence report received, intercepted one Obinna Nwachukwu, Age 36, (2) Ibrahim A.Bello AKA Pastor, Age 39, and (3) Abdulrashid Sulaiman Age 30, all males along Kwannawa-Dange Shunni Road in Sokoto metropolis in possession of three (3) fabricated revolver riffles, six (6) Ak-47 ammunitions, seven (7) cartridges, a master key, three (3) mobile phones, sellotape and a red super cub motorcycle.”

He further explained that the suspects at the time of their interrogations confessed to have been on their way for a robbery operation in Kwannawa area of Sokoto metropolis to rob one Jamila Tawosi a businesswoman who was given to them as a target.

Jamila Tawosi a businesswoman was set out as the target of the apprehended robbery syndicate by her former employee Mr Emmanuel Samuel, age 24, who was also arrested later by the police.

The state Commissioner of Police Ali Hayatu Kaigama, commends the efforts of the police officers for their outstanding display of bravery and professionalism during the operation, the statement added.

The police however reiterated that the dedication and bravery shown by the police officers was a clear testimony of their commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizenry in Sokoto and Nigeria at large.

The Command reassured the general public of its unwavering efforts to combat crime and ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

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