Army Kills Three Armed Suspected Kidnappers In Bauchi State

Nigerian Army kills suspected kidnappers Officials of the Nigerian Army have killed three armed suspected kidnappers in Bauchi State.

The suspects were killed by troops of 33 Brigade during fighting patrols to clear the State of such criminals.

A statement by the spokesman for the Army, Colonel Sani Usman, said that the operation was carried out to end incessant cases of armed robberies and kidnappings in some parts of Bauchi State.

The suspected kidnappers were killed during fighting patrol on Sunday at Dutsen Mairama and around Dogon Ruwa settlement within Lame/Burra forest of Toro and Ningi Local Government Areas of the State.

“During the encounter, three armed kidnappers were killed and their camps were destroyed.

“The troops also recovered arms and ammunitions including empty shell,” a statement by Colonel Usman read.

Kidnapping is increasing in Nigeria’s northern region, where a dissident group had terrorised its eastern part for over six years.

The crime, seen as a means of livelihood by criminals, used to be more prominent in the south-south region, where several expatriates had been taken hostage in the past.

Huge amount of money is usually requested for as ransom for persons kidnapped.

In the heightened operations against kidnappers, the army said the troops would continue to carry out clearance operations in all known hideouts of kidnappers and armed bandits within Bauchi and other States to deny criminal elements freedom of action.

Fake Number Plates Manufacturers Arrested In Anambra

Police in Nigeria.The Nigeria Police have arrested some suspected fake number plates manufacturers, specialised in car robbery in Anambra State.

The suspected criminals were among the over 40 suspects, both men and women, paraded on Monday in Awka by the Anambra State Police Command.

Other suspects were arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping.

They were arrested within a space of two weeks in Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka, some town within the state, where they have been carrying out criminal acts.

Briefing reporters, the State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma, said a group among the criminals, specialised in church armed robbery, attempted a bank robbery during the weekend in Awka which led to the death of the leader of the gang and a mobile police official on duty at the bank.

Also among the suspects was a woman who used her father’s house to keep kidnap victims.

Various arms and ammunition used by the suspected hoodlums were also displayed.

The Police boss said that the efforts of the police were in line with the vision of the Inspector General of Police and that of the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.

“There has been a resolve by the police to police the state along with the society through community policing and institutional collaboration,” he said.

Mr Karma said that the police would continue to work through intelligence led policing to make Anambra safe for citizens and investors.

He further urged traditional rulers to support the war against criminals by talking to their subjects to live right and find legitimate means of livelihood.

 

 

Police Rescue American, Others Kidnapped In Port Harcourt.

Kogi PoliceThe police in Nigeria have rescued an American citizen, a House of Representatives aspirant, Donald Iwuagwu and three others kidnapped in Port Harcourt the Rivers State’s capital.

The rescue operation was carried out in the late hours of the night on Thursday by the Rivers State Police Command and the US government.

It was an emotional situation, when the the Commissioner of Police, Dan Bature, confirmed the rescue to reporters and sounded a note of warning to kidnappers to be on the run.

He said that the police in the south-south state would leave no stone unturned to track down down all kidnappers.

The rescued victims, who were visibly shaken, narrated their ordeals in the hands of the kidnappers.

For Donald Iwuagwu, an aspirant to the House of Representatives, it was a facebook discussion with someone who claimed to be Liyel Imoke, the governor of Cross River, that landed him in the net of the kidnappers.

Though still in shock, he expressed happiness that the police came to their rescue.

Kidnap cases in Nigeria’s south-south had reduced since police intensified counter operations to check the activities of kidnappers in the region.

Nigeria Police Arrest 20 Kidnappers In Anambra

Police dispatchOfficers of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested 20 suspected kidnappers within one week of its ‘Operation Clear All’ aimed at ridding the state of criminals.

The operation is against kidnappers and armed robbers who in the recent times have made life uncomfortable for people in in the State.

The police also recovered sophisticated arms and ammunition, 9,000 live cartridges and bags of Indian hemp from the suspects.

Addressing reporters on the development, the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwary, announced a continuous manhunt on kidnappers and armed robbers until Anambra becomes safe and peaceful.

He warned kidnappers to desist from the act, reminding them that the death penalty awaits perpetrators of such crime when found guilty after prosecution.

At the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) in Awkuzu, the arms on display, recovered from able bodied young men who chose to live crook, spoke volume of the weight of the arrest made.

They were all arrested within one week and in different locations as they flee areas of crime once they obtain the ransom demanded.

The State Commissioner of Police identified their areas of specialty and mode of operation while reeling out the arms recovered from the criminal suspects. He maintained that the war would not stop until criminality in all shades and form is caged in the state.

While some of them bowed their heads in shame, one known as “Nwa Jesus” (son of Jesus) did not only self-confessed his crime but was unscathed of the consequences of his actions.

He told the story of his escapades and how he collected 10 million Naira in his last operation

Reacting to the latest development, having spear headed the formation of a Joint Security Task Force, the state governor, Willie Obiano, assured the police of his support, as they work to secure the state.

While the police paraded the suspected kidnappers, the State Department of Security Services (DSS), also paraded four car snatching suspects in the command headquarters in Awka.

These recent developments, the people say, will go a long way to restore the confidence of the people in the security agents in the state as well as the government of the day.