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Police arrest 32 suspects for armed robbery and assault in Minna

Police arrest 32 suspects for armed robbery and thuggery in Minna

The Niger State Police Command has arrested 32 suspects for crimes of violence and armed robbery in Minna, the state capital.

Command Spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who made it known in a statement on Friday, March 17, 2023, said the suspects were arrested during raids on hotspots in different neighborhoods of Minna.

“In addition to the command’s house-to-house raid operations, under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc (+), this undercover operation will be an exercise aimed at ensuring a lasting peace atmosphere in the metropolis of Minna and more specifically to also ensure a guaranteed peaceful environment for the March 18 elections for Governor and House of Assembly in Niger State,” says the press release.

“Therefore, on 03/16/2023 at approximately 11:55 p.m., the Command Operations Department, in conjunction with other tactical teams, conducted another raid operation at Angwan-Roka, Timber-Shed Maitumbi, Tudun- Natsira, New Market, Dugudu Maitumbi.

Exhibits recovered from suspects include; seven cutlasses, three saw blades, three knives, two scissors, three horns, six shisha pots/pipes, six telephones, military camouflage pants and sticks, among other items.

“All suspects are in custody at SCID Minna and are being investigated and will also be arraigned for armed robbery offenses as they typically engage in blocking the junction of flamingos and other areas to rob unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.” the added PPRO.

Below are the names of the suspects apprehended;

-Suleiman Abubakar 25 years old

– Nasiru Yau 18 years old

-Awal Hussaini 19 years old

-Abdulrahman Adamu 19 years old

– Hussaini Iliya 22 years old

-Aminu Zayanu 21 years old

– Hussaini Usman 23 years old

-Afizu Usman 18 years old

– Dahiru Hermes 36 years old

-Moh’d Lawal 20 years old

-Habibu Sada 20 years old

– Haruna Saidu 18 years old

– Mustapha Abubakar 22 years old

-Abdulkarim Hussaini 17 years old

-Idris Alhassan 20 years old

-Aliyu Suleiman 20 years old

– Abubakar Ibrahim 20 years old

-Umar brings 19 years

– Jamilu Yahaya 28 years old

-Ibrahim Bawa 20 years old

-Muazu Zayanu 20 years old

– Musa Isah 19 years old

-Abdulrahman Ismail 18 years old

-Habibu Yahaya 19 years old

-Sadiq Usman 18 all from Maitumbi

-Aminu Moh’d 20 years old

-Abdullahi Alhassan 20 years old

– Nasiru Moh’d 22 years old

-Anis Ahmed 20 years old

-Mustapha Bello 22 years old

-Aliyu Yusuf 20 years old

-Hamza Umar 19 years old all from Flamingo, T/Natsira etc

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