Police Parade 60 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Recover Weapons 1

Police Parade 60 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Recover Weapons

The Kaduna police command have paraded 60 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers arrested during various operations along the Abuja/Kaduna highway in Kaduna State.

Parading the suspects at Katari in Kaduna, on Monday, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said 31 assault weapons were also recovered from the suspects.

The weapons included 10 AK47 rifles, nine AK49 rifles, and other assorted firearms.

Mba said, “A total of 60 male suspects all implicated in several cases of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, and homicide-related offences are being paraded today (Monday).

“Within this period under review, a total of 31 weapons of assorted mix were recovered; 10 of these weapons are AK47 rifles while nine are AK47 rifles. We also recovered other kinds of weapons including pistols, locally fabricated weapons, amongst others.”

He disclosed that among the recovered weapons was a unique gun brought in from Libya.

Mba, while restating the commitment to security and safety of lives of citizens by the police, revealed that kidnappers and armed robbers now move weapons from one place to another by hiding them under the seats of motorcycles.

He also stated that most of the kidnappers used charms in the belief that they could escape arrest.

The spokesman said the force had deployed some hi-tech equipment and spy vehicles on highways across the country as part of measures to curb crime.

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