Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command wednesday paraded 20 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers said to have been terrorising the people of the state in the last two months.
Parading the suspects before journalists at the Force Headquarter in Lokoja, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Mr. Ibrahim Sabo Umar, said the arrests were made in the last one week across different parts of the state.
He said on May 22, operatives from SARS unit acting on a tip-off, arrested a five-man kidnap gang that have been terrorising members of the public along the Okene/Auchi and Lokoja/Osara/Okene roads.
Those arrested according to him, were Shehu Sule, Idris Abubakar, Mohammed Danguloba, Mosume Bangogo, Setto Aliyu and Baumo Moudu.
Umar said on May 27, another suspected armed robbers and kidnappers-Olobo Abdul, Solomon Danjuma, Nasiru Aliu Ade and Adeh Sheidu-were also arrested by SARS operatives and various weapons recovered from them.
He attributed the success to â€œthe high level commitment, dedication and hard work on the part of officers as well as proactive strategies rooted in intelligence policing.â€
The police boss said the suspects would soon be charged to court as soon as ongoing investigations were concluded.