Ogun Police Parade 23 Suspects, Recover Weapons

Ogun Police Parade 23 Suspects, Recover Sophisticated WeaponsThe Ogun State Police Command has paraded 23 suspected criminals thought to be disturbing the peace of communities across the state for various crimes ranging from murder to armed robbery and kidnapping.

Weapons like pump action guns, single barrel guns, ‘cut to size’ and other exhibits were recovered from the suspects.

One of the suspects, a 23-year-old young man from Ibadan in Oyo state confessed to have joined a gang of armed robbers in the last three years, while another in possession of four guns said that the guns belonged to his late father who was a pipeline security man.

“I was arrested by the Police because I gave a gun to somebody to sell. The guns belong to my late father who was a pipeline security.

“I found the guns where it was buried when we wanted to re-roof our house and I called one of my father’s boys who used to service the guns. He was the one who advised that we should sell it,” he said.

Addressing journalists, the state Commissioner of Police said that the arrests were a result of proactive measures being put in place by the command, especially in the ember months, saying that community policing remains the answer to security challenges.

“I want to put it on record that the combat against crime in Ogun state is yielding positive results and the results is what we are exhibiting today. This is what we will be doing to ensure a safer ember month, the successes are as a result of cooperation from residents,” he said.

The CP also solicited the cooperation of residents in the task of providing effective policing of the state.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned before courts of competent jurisdiction to determine their culpability or otherwise so that the innocent among them would not be punished unjustly.

Troops Destroy Camps Of Livestock Rustlers And Armed Bandits

Army Troops Destroy Livestock Rustlers And Armed Bandits' CampsTroops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed hideouts of livestock rustlers and armed bandits in operations military said were tremendously successful.

The feat is in continuation with the clearance of all suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits’ camps and hideouts in Nigeria, especially in the northwest region.

Troops of 223 Battalion, One Brigade of One Division on Friday raided suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits’ camps at Tofa forest in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State.

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An armed bandit’s hideout set on fire

During the operation, an armed bandit was killed while few others sustained gunshot wounds.

The troops recovered a Dane gun, two locally made pistols and four motorcycles while the camps were destroyed in line with established procedure.

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The four motorcycles recovered

The Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, revealed in a statement on Saturday that the troops also went on a long-range patrol along Dumburum-Batsari forest axis in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State and part of Katsina State.

“They also discovered several cattle rustlers and armed bandits’ camps and destroyed them after an encounter with the bandits in the area.

“Here too, the troops killed a bandit while others fled on motorcycles and recovered three locally made pistols.

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locally made pistols recovered

“Thereafter, the patrol team proceeded to Batsari in Katsina State and linked up with troops of 35 Battalion of Three Brigade, Nigerian Army and cleared several bandits’ camps within the area.

“The troops in conjunction with Nigeria Police also recovered a stolen Mercedes Benz car model E200 with registration number Lagos CW 504 LND from one Gambo Ibrahim of Kubacha town, that was stolen at New Karu.

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Another hideout destroyed by troops

“Similarly, troops at Anchau, Kaduna State, pursued a notorious armed bandit named Danladi Tasha Adamu along Kargi District (who) unfortunately fled into the bush.

“He, however, abandoned seven rustled cattle.

“The recovered livestock were handed over to Kubau Local Government Council officials,” Colonel Usman said.

Troops Smash Gunmen In Rivers State

Army, Troops, Rivers State, GunmenTroops of the Two Brigade of the Nigeria Army have raided gunmen hideout and and ended their activities along on a major highway in Rivers State.

A statement by the Brigade on Sunday noted that the group of gunmen operated Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-south Nigeria.

The attackers were said to have shot sporadically and harassed innocent motorists.

The Army officials promptly intervened by engaging the gunmen, killing two of them and thereafter, re-opened the road.

Items recovered from the group during the operation include: an AK 47 rifle, one FN rifle, a G3 rifle and three Dane guns.

Also recovered were two AK 47 magazines, an FN magazine, two G3 magazines, a saw and 180 rounds of assorted ammunition.

While some of the gunmen escaped with gunshot wounds on Saturday, the Army asked residents to report anyone suspected to be having gunshot wounds to the nearest security agencies.

They urged the people to go about their lawful activities, saying normalcy had been restored in Tai LGA.

The Brigade reminded the populace to continue to provide security agencies with useful information to combat crime.

Army Kills 23 Boko Haram Members, Rescue 150 Hostages

Army-Troops-The Nigerian Army has disclosed that 23 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed, while 150 hostages rescued as Nigeria/Cameroon troops continue to clear out terrorists’ hideouts.

The Nigerian Army says that in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s directive for troops to maintain the momentum, troops of 7 Division carried out major operations against the Boko Haram terrorist’s locations in Talala and Kumshe axis of Borno State.

According to a statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, during the joint operation between elements of 7 division and the Cameroonian forces along Banki-Kumshe axis, 20 Boko Haram terrorists were killed.

He also revealed that the troops destroyed 4 AK 47 rifles and captured a gun truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun (AA gun) and 2 AK 47 rifles, as well as a 60mm mortar and a Dane gun.

Police Arrest Armed Robbers In Kano

Police The Kano State Police Command has arrested 37 suspected armed robbers and recovered 39 stolen motor vehicles across Kano State.

Addressing a news conference, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Aderinle Shinaba, told journalists that 22 of the suspects were already charged to court while 15 of them are still undergoing investigation.

Items recovered, according to the command, include 2 AK-47 rifles with 24 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition with 2 magazines, one English pistol with 7 rounds of 7mm live ammunition, 8 locally made pistols with 17 cartridges. One pump action and Dane gun were all recovered.

The command has also raided various criminal hideouts and black spots across the state and in the process arrested 146 suspected criminals.

Exhibits such as housebreaking implements, machetes, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, suck and die as well as other incriminating items were recovered.

Two men were also arrested in possession of 30 stolen vehicles. They have confessed to have bought and sold stolen cars and organized car theft within Kano and environs.

While appreciating the timely information they received from the citizens of Kano State, the command has also handed over the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.