ARREST OF A SPIRITUAL CONSULTANT TO NOTORIOUS BANDITS/KIDNAPPPERS.
On 20/11/2021 at about 1120hrs, acting on a technical intelligence of a plan to kidnap some worshipers on 21/11/2021 in a Church at Buku village, Abaji area council of FCT Abuja.
Police operatives attached to Intelligence unit of Niger State Police Command arrested one Umar Samaila age 50yrs ‘m’ of Gussasu village via Maikunkele, Bosso LGA in connection to the purported crime.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed of being the spiritual leader to some notorious bandits hibernating in Niger, FCT Abuja and Nasarawa States.
During his last conversation with his gang on same date at about 0720hrs, he directed them to go ahead for the operation and assured them of success.
He also promised to pray for the release of a suspected bandit known as ‘JULLI’ currently in Police custody at Abuja. Suspect will be transferred to FCT Command, Abuja for further investigation.
ARREST OF FOUR (4) SUSPECTED KIDNAPPPERS/RECOVERY OF FORTY (40) CATTLE.
On 16/11/2021 at about 1700hrs, information received from a credible source revealed that some suspected kidnapppers/cattle rustlers were sighted at Maijaki forest via Lapai and Rafindaji forest, boundary between Niger and FCT Abuja.
On receipt of this information, a joint Police/vigilante attached to Lapai Division were mobilized to the forests and the following suspects were arrested with recovery of forty (40) cows and fifteen (15) sheep in their possession.
-Abubakar Alh. Buba, age 27yrs ‘m’ of Babana village, Borgu LGA.
-Shehu Mallam Jare, age 20yrs ‘m’ of Rafindaji village via Lapai.
-Abubakar Garba, age 44yrs
-Abubakar Na’Allah, age 25yrs both ‘m’ of Maijaki village via Lapai.
During interrogation, the suspects claimed to be rearing cattle in the said forests but could not give satisfactory account of the cattle in their possession. Case under investigation while the suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution immediately after investigation is concluded.
Niger State Police Command wishes to reassure members of the public that the Command under the leadership of CP Monday Bala Kuryas, fsi will not relent in the ongoing onslaught against crime and criminality in the State, while soliciting for cooperation of Nigerlites and residents of the state towards exposing suspected criminals in our communities.
DSP WASIU A ABIODUN
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police,
Niger State Command