By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
The Nigeria Police, yesterday, paraded 29 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, who specialises in terrorising innocent citizens along Kaduna-Abuja express way.
The suspects include Bello Salisu, Mike Abo, Choji Dachum, Stephen Dung, Elijah Pam and Yusuf Boyi among others.
One of the suspects. Bello Salisu is alleged to specialise in using fake Nigeria Army uniform and plate numbers to dodge security operatives after stealing or snatching vehicles from their victims.
The exhibits recovered from them include fake number plates, pump action, locally made guns, live cartridges, television sets and two vehicles.
Addressing the media at the parade, Force PRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood said “after a sustained one week surveillance and raid of the criminal hideouts and kidnappers den by the men of Operation Absolute Sanity comprising the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) the 29 suspects were arrested.
“All the suspects arrested confessed to the crime and admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of these capital offences. They will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation.”
He further noted that investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.
He also revealed that “the Inspector-General of Police has directed Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the zones and State commands across the country to beef up security in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) and ensure massive deployment of Armed Police Personnel, Patrol Teams and undercover operatives to black spots, flash points and other vulnerable criminal spots to nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality nationwide throughout this period to the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivities and beyond. They are also to make sure that detection of crimes that couldn’t be prevented is prompt to serve as effective deterrent to who-will-be criminal. The ongoing raids on criminal hideouts, black spots will be sustained throughout the country.”