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Police uncover gun-Running syndicate in Abuja

The FCT Police Command has arrested a total of eighteen 18 suspects for gun running in the state.

The police also recovered several arms and ammunition.

Speaking on the arrest, Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar said in its determination to rid the FCT of criminal elements, the Police in Abuja has burst a gun running and ammunition syndicate in Abuja.”

Abubarkar disclosed that during operations against criminal elements, several armed robbery suspects were also overpowered.

“The recovered arms and items include 5 AK 47 rifles, 4 G-3 rifles, 4 locally made and 1 English pistol, 1160 exhibits, 202 live ammunitions, 900 cartridges, 4 vehicles, 2 generators, 6 emoty7:empty G-3 magazines, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilante I.D Cards, 3 ballistic vests, charms of various degree, Filing machine and Cell phones”.

CP Sadiq said, “On the 22nd of December 2022, at about 3 pm Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department arrested the 10 suspects.

“They are Ibrahim Umar, Nurudeen Yunusa, Muhammed Ahmed, Yunusa Ibrahim, Amodu Ahmed, Zakari Muhammed, Yusuf Ibrahim, Isah Labaran, Muhammed Mahammed, and Salihu Suleima.

“The suspects were arrested at You and You Hotel, Sambisa Masaka Area of Nasarawa State and the following items were recovered in their possession: 5 AK47 Rifle, 4 G-3 Rifles, 122 Live ammunition of 7.62mm, one locally made pistol without ammunition, 3 ballistic vests, 6 AK47 empty magazines, 7 G-3 empty magazines, charms of various degree, and one Police Sgt warrant card, one vigilante ID card, one Civil Defence I.D card.

Others are one Toyota Camry 2000 model, golden colour, Reg No. GGE 702 CH, one golf 3 wagon green colour, reg. no KWL 22 GQ x, Two Generators, and One Filing Machine.

In another development, operatives of the Police Command arrested 4 suspects namely Isah Wada Akubo, Sunday Jacob, John Monday Audu and Peter Adaji.

“The suspects were arrested for armed robbery and various degrees of notorious acts which include robbing P.O.S. Operators and hunting down everyone they suspect has money, especially in Maitama, Garki, Wuse and central area of the FCT.

“In a case of culpable homicide, a suspect Taiwo Ojo aged 63yrs killed one Mr Philip Kura burnt and buried the remains in a shallow grave in Bwari Area Council.

Exhibits recovered from them are 3 locally made pistols, 14 rounds of live ammunition, 1 English Pistol, 2 televisions and jewelries, 20 Cell Phones, and 1 shovel

Meanwhile towards ensuring the safety of the lives and property of residents of the FCT, especially those in the border communities, the command’s anti-kidnapping section while on clearance operation, discovered a kidnapper’s den on the outskirts of the FCT.

“Proper search and cordon were conducted and in the process, two suspects, Anthony Udeh, and Emmanuel Onuvu were arrested and they confessed to supplying ammunition to armed robbers and bandits.

“900 cartridges of live ammunition were discovered while several other items suspected to belong to victims of kidnapping incidents were also discovered.”

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