IGP Charges Police VIP Aides On Professionalism, Civility

A file photo of the IGP, Usman Baba.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has charged police officers attached to VIPs to carry out their duties with utmost professionalism, respect for fundamental rights, rule of law, and civility to members of the public in line with the code of conduct for Police Officers.

The IGP equally condemned the reported harassment and demeaning posture of some of these officers while on duty with their VIPs.

IGP Alkali Baba made the call while addressing officers and men of the Ekiti State Police Command at the Command Headquarters, Ado Ekiti on Tuesday 13th June, 2022, in readiness for the Ekiti Gubernatorial Election scheduled to hold on Saturday 18th June, 2022.

He equally affirmed that though it is a statutory duty of the Police Force to provide aides and escorts for VIPs, such duty must not degenerate to abuse as a result of high-handedness of Police officers who have proven to be non-amenable to discipline.


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The Inspector-General of Police further warned that every allegation of unprofessionalism and harassment by VIP aides would be properly investigated and if found wanting, adequate and commensurate sanctions will follow.

In the same vein, the IGP encouraged officers and men who have been detailed for election duty in Ekiti State to put in their best to provide adequate security, at all levels, for all and sundry before, during and after the Gubernatorial Election in the state with a view to having a free, fair, credible and acceptable election.

Similarly, the IGP assured that his administration is continually committed to bequeathing the nation with a citizen and community oriented Police Force which will not be used as a tool of oppression, suppression and subjugation by any individual.

FG Slams 23-Count Charge Against Osinachi’s Husband, Nwachukwu

A photo combination of a police crested vest and the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.

 

The Attorney-General of the Federation has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi, who died in April after she was allegedly assaulted by her spouse.

He was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.

The case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.

The prosecutor accused the defendant of forcefully ejecting the deceased from the family home, contrary to the VAP Act, adding that he also attempted culpable homicide by pushing Osinachi out of a moving vehicle.

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The Federal Government further alleged that the defendant deprived the deceased of her personal liberty by restraining her movement and locking her up in the house.

Nwachukwu was equally accused of emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to section 14(1) of the VAP Act, 2015.

The defendant was said to have denied Osinachi access to her money for medication and household necessities and forced her into begging and borrowing.

The charge further alleges that Osinachi’s husband forcefully isolated and separated her from her family by preventing the deceased’s mother and siblings from visiting her matrimonial home.

Nwachukwu was similarly accused of cruelly beating the children and recording their cry and playing it on his phone, noting that he threatened the children and prevented them from reporting the acts of domestic violence against their mother to his pastor, Dr Paul Enenche or any other person.

One of the count reads, “That you Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, on the 8th of April, 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to with: culpable homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu by your various acts of violence and aggravated assault with the knowledge that her death would be the probable consequence of your acts.”

Another count reads, “Statement of offence: Emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to section 14(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.

“Particular of offence: That you, Peter Nwachukwu, male, sometime between 14th November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased) by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you are smelling,’ ‘you are mad,’ to her in the presence of her music crew members.”

Channels Television had earlier reported that the popular Nigerian gospel singer who came into the limelight with the hit, “Ekwueme”, which she sang alongside Prospa Ochimana, reportedly died on Friday, April 8 in an Abuja hospital.

It was not immediately clear what the cause of her death was, however, an autopsy was carried out by the FCT Police Command and the result was forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting and possible prosecution.

The police also did not give details of the autopsy, but there have been several allegations by family members of the deceased, including her children and other close associates, suggesting that the gospel singer had lived under the torture of her husband during their years of marriage.

This sparked public outcry and national discourse on gender violence, with the police arresting Peter Nwachukwu, the alleged wife beater, with deeper investigations being conducted.

During a meeting between the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Allali Baba and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen as well as the family members of Osinachi, the police boss assured that the matter would be investigated thoroughly and prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Six Suspected Cultists Arrested For Stirring Up Mayhem In Abeokuta

 

The Ogun State Police Command says its men have arrested six suspected members of the dreaded cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, while engaging in a supremacy battle within the Ijaye area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to a press statement by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects; Kazeem Ogundairo, Nasiru Idris, Ayo Joshua, Damilare Shogbamu, Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele and Labulo Jamiu, were arrested following a distress call from residents of Ijaye, suggesting that the cultists were rioting within the area.

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“Upon receiving the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the special squad led by ACP Bolanle Muritala to move to the scene and bring the situation under control,” the statement partly read.

On sighting the policemen, some of the hoodlums ran in  different directions, while some engaged the policemen with dangerous weapons.

At the end of the encounter, the squad succeeded in arresting six hoodlums, while others escaped.

The police spokesperson further stated that CP Lanre Bankole has ordered a continuous operation to clamp down on all known cultists within the state, noting that an end must come to their nefarious activities.

Two Killed As Police Engage Gunmen In Anambra

 

Two persons were killed in the early hours of Monday, following a duel between men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and a yet to be identified group of gunmen in Anambra State.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a brief statement revealed that the command’s operatives on crime prevention patrol along Umunze, road, Orumba South LGA, engaged armed men who were allegedly enforcing a “sit-at-home order” in the area.

DSP Tochukwu further stated that the operatives neutralized two of the miscreants and recovered a white Toyota Hiace Bus with no registration number.

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DSP Ikenga Tochukwu
Police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu says normalcy has been restored in the Orumba South LGA where the gunmen were operating.

According to him, the men were obstructing the movement of innocent road users going about their businesses.

The hoodlums also forcefully collected motorbikes and tricycles, chasing away their rightful owners and setting the vehicles ablaze.

DSP Tochukwu said operatives of the command have intensified patrol within the state, adding that the situation is being monitored.

NPF Orders Immediate Indefinite Suspension Of Edo State PCRC Chairperson

A Logo of the Nigerian Police Force

 

 

The Nigeria Police Force has ordered the immediate and indefinite suspension of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Chairperson of the Edo State Police Command, Mrs Helen Atekha Odemwingie.

The suspension follows a trending picture of the PCRC chairperson and other members seen wearing black uniforms similar to that of the police with accompanying insignias and inscriptions at an event held at the Edo State Police command.

In a statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, “The suspension is coming on the heels of a trending picture of the PCRC chairperson and other members at a function held at the Edo State Police Command wherein the PCRC members were seen wearing black uniforms similar to that of the Nigeria Police Force, with accompanying insignias and various inscriptions”.

“It has been noted that the act contravenes the provisions of section 214{1} of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and section 101 of the Police Act, 2020.

“In line with the extant law, the IGP hereby warns that henceforth, any individual who adorns themselves illegally in police uniforms would be made to face the full wrath of the law. Similarly, the IGP has ordered the police disciplinary units, particularly the Force Provost Marshal, the IGP X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to clampdown on persons who engage in the illegal sales of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements outside of police approved stores and the office of the Quartermaster”.

Suspected Police Officer, Helen Odemwingie.

 

The Force equally condemned the illegal use of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements by non-police individuals and groups.

He noted that the Inspector-General of Police further directed the Force Public Relations Officer to meet and collaborate with members of the Guild of Actors in Nigeria to improve partnership to ensure proper use of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements in their movies/skits.

“In recent times, members of the police public relations person across the state are seen to be taking their relationship with the police too far, particularly in their mode of dressing.

“Many come to events in Tshirts and accomplishments in police colour, others go about police divisions to solicit for the release of suspects in police custody”, he added.

Conflicting Reports Emerge Over Police Helicopter Accident In Bauchi

The crest of the Nigeria Police Force is seen on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

 

Conflicting reports have emerged following an incident in Bauchi State, involving a helicopter belonging to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Earlier news made the rounds suggesting that the Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA, owned and operated by the force, had crashed killing some on board.

However, a statement from the nation’s Accident Investigation Bureau on Wednesday, explained that there was a notification by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) about an accident involving the aircraft.

The brief communique further stated that the accident which occurred at Bauchi Airport had some persons injured.

It further disclosed that the incident involving the NPF helicopter, which had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with six persons onboard maintaining 5,500ft, had no fatality.

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The investigating agency, AIB-N solicited the assistance of the public regarding the incident.

“We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidence, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation.

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and NOT assume the cause of the accident until a formal report is released,” the statement partly read.

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In their reaction, the NPF through its spokesman, CP Frank Mba, stated that the Police Helicopter, Bell 429 5N-MDA, flying from Abuja to Bauchi on Tuesday was involved in a controlled safe landing at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.

According to CP Mba, the aircraft did not crash as being reported in some sections of the media and none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever.

“All six (6) onboard including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition,” Mba stressed.

He added that the aircraft which was flown by “one of the best Police Pilots, was professionally safe-landed with minor damage on the rear rotor as a result of obstacles at the landing spot. The incident occurred around 7:30 PM (local time)”.

According to him, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap.

The IGP further noted that the Nigeria Police Air-wing – with a fleet of​ one fixed-wing aircraft, a citation jet, and thirteen (13) helicopters – has got a strong history of air safety since its establishment in the year 1972.

Christmas: Our Commitment To Reform Nigeria’s Policing Architecture Remains Unwavering – Dingyadi

File photo: The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi speaks during a meeting with top police officers in Abuja on November 27, 2020.

 

The Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is committed to reforming the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

In a statement on Friday, the Minister said the upward review of remuneration for police personnel is a strong pointer that the government will not renege on its promise regarding the transformation of the NPF.

“Government commitments to reforming the nation’s policing architecture remain unwavering.

“This received greater impetus when the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week approved upward review of salaries, allowances and other benefits for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force,” the minister added.

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Dingyadi noted that the operationalization of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund has commenced the improvement of critical policing infrastructure through the supply of operational vehicles, arms, and ammunition, bulletproof vests, and helmets amongst others.

The minister also stated that other aspects of police reforms such as capacity building, intensification of community policing arrangements, and advancement of technology and intelligence-led policing are also receiving attention.

He expressed optimism that these composite arrangements will strengthen the war against criminal elements in the coming days, engender security in all parts of the country just as he called for the continuous support of Nigerians to collectively defeat all agents of insecurity and disunity in the country.

Mr Dingyadi extended warm felicitations to Nigerian Christians at home and those in the diaspora on the occasion of the 2021 Christmas celebration, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ.

The minister admonished Christians and Nigerians in general to renew faith in the possibility of a greater country and the nation’s collective victory over the negative forces bent on threatening peace, unity, and security of life and property.

He, therefore, wished Nigerians a happy Christmas celebration and a prosperous year 2022.

Oodua Republic Agitation: Police Warn Organizers Against Holding Rally In Lagos

 

Police in Lagos State says their attention has been drawn to news making the rounds and a press statement signed by one OlayomiKoiki dated 30th June 2021, that some individuals have concluded plans to stage a mega rally, in continuation of the secessionist agenda for the Oodua Republic.

According to police authorities, the rally is expected to take place on the 3rd July 2021, at the Gani Fawehimi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos State.

In addressing the intended march within the light of national security issues, the Lagos State Police Command warned on Thursday that no rally will be allowed, under whatever guise, in any part of the metropolis.

The Command in a communique by the Police Commissioner, CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, apprised the organizers and their followers against staging the planned rally and the need to stay clear of the streets of Lagos.

CP Odunmosu stated that the warning is in the best interest of the State and the general public, adding that anyone caught participating or facilitating the rally will be dealt with within the ambits of the law.

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“Lagos State cannot afford to experience any security lapses, breakdown of law and order and threat to public peace at the moment, considering the negative effects and reoccurring agonies of the October 2020 violent #Endsars crisis that led to massive destruction of public and private facilities while some Police personnel paid the supreme price. This is in addition to many Police Stations, barracks, officers’ personal properties that were set ablaze during this period.

“The Command is still going through those harrowing experiences. The Command will not be cajoled by the so-called organizers that the rally will be peaceful. That was the same slogan adopted by the organizers of the #Endsars protest that was eventually snowballed into crises with attendant massive destruction of lives and properties. The Police will not submit to their antics.

“It would be recalled that on the 12th June 2021 there was a rumored stay-at-home order purported to have been issued by a group that was immediately debunked by Lagos State Police Command. On this note, the Command still reaffirms that on no account will any actual or rumored activities including the said planned mega rally be allowed to lock down the state or hinder normal daily activities of the good people of Lagos State.

“An intelligence report available to the police indicates that some disgruntled elements have perfected plans to infiltrate the ranks of the protesters and cause more mayhem and seize the opportunity to attack and loot properties of law abiding citizens of the state,” the police communique reads in part.

Similarly, the Command said it has gotten to its knowledge that the organizers’ footsoldiers and mobilizers have concluded plans to embark on a procession along the streets of Lagos as part of the programme for the mega rally.

The Police Commissioner stressed that the effect of this, if allowed to come to fruition is better known than imagined on the security, traffic, and economic activities of a cosmopolitan state, like Lagos.

“It has also come to the knowledge of the command that the rally arranged to take place at Gani Fawehimi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, has been planned by some other yet-to-be-identified groups to simultaneously take place in LekKi Toll Gate, Ikoyi, Iyana-Ipaja, Ikeja, Surulere, Ikorodu, and other areas. This, if allowed could be a fatal ground to anarchy.

“Intelligence also reveals that one Elewe-Omo, a transport Union Leader in Ibadan, Oyo State, has perfected plan to attack the organizers of the rally as a reappraisal attack to the death of one of his Followers allegedly killed by one Sunday Igboho’s group during a similar rally organized in Ibadan, Oyo State sometimes ago.

“The cumulative effect of all these is a threat to law and order in the State,” the Commissioner maintained.

He added that the Command will not fold its hands and allow disgruntled elements to truncate the peace being enjoyed in the state.

The Command appealed to the general public, especially Lagosians to shun the rally while urging parents and guardians to discourage their children and wards from participating in the rally.

Residents were also asked to go about their normal daily activities as the Police Command and other security agencies have put measures in place to provide adequate and water-tight security for all and sundry in the city.

Notorious Three-Man Robbery Gang Nabbed In Rivers

The crest of the Nigeria Police Force crest is on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

 

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested the three members of a robbery gang that specializes in robbing unsuspecting persons of their belongings around the Choba/ Obiri Ikwerre axis of the State.

They were nabbed, after successfully robbing one Mr. Simon Ibrahim who was on his way to make a deposit at a bank but was lured by the gang, who were driving in a Mazda car.

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However, luck ran out on them when the victim raised an alarm that alerted the police, and they were immediately arrested and taken to the Choba police station.

Police authorities say further investigations have been initiated and those arrested will be charged to court after all findings have been made.

Police Arrest 84 Notorious Criminal Suspects In Special Operations

A collage of suspects paraded by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

 

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) say operatives have arrested a total of 84 notorious criminal suspects within the past month.

In a communique on Wednesday, Police Spokesman, CP Frank Mba noted that the arrests follow the ongoing implementation of a robust security action plan to protect citizens and critical national infrastructure across the country.

“A total of forty-five (45) sophisticated firearms and ammunition including 1-GPMG, 1-LAR rifle, 17-AK47 rifles, 2-Pump Action rifles, 20- locally fabricated firearms, 3-single barrel guns, 9899- live ammunition of different calibres, 80-fake vehicle number plates, 1- Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AA 792 HJA and 1-Toyota Corolla LE with Reg. No. QAP 622 AA, were recovered from the suspects in the operations.

“The suspects were arrested for their involvement in series of violent crimes including terrorism, banditry, kidnap for ransom, possession, and proliferation of illegal weapons, armed robbery, unlawful production of vehicle number plates, etc. While many of the suspects were arrested in follow-up on cases of violent crimes under investigation, many others were arrested after being subdued following a gun duel with the police who took the battle to the doorsteps of the criminals,” the police image-maker stated.

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CP Mba further revealed that notably amongst the cases is the arrest of four (4) members of a notorious criminal gang responsible for carrying out some of the high-profile kidnaps for ransom operations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi, and the Plateau States.

“The suspects are Umar Abdullahi ‘m’ 40yrs of kali Kura village, Giwa LGA, Kaduna State, Yusuf Tanimu ‘m’ 23yrs of Kurena, Zaria, Kaduna State, Mamuda Suleiman ‘m’ 40yrs of Barkin Ladi, Plateau State and Abubakar Yaro ‘m’ 38yrs from Wase village, Plateau State.”

Investigations revealed that the gang is linked to series of kidnap for ransom crimes including the kidnapping of some senior staff of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, family members of notable political appointees, and business entrepreneurs in Kaduna State and other contiguous State.

A further inquiry suggested that the suspects were at an advanced stage of operationalizing their plans to kidnap a Catholic Bishop in Zaria when they were apprehended.

In addition to their kidnapping enterprise, the gang also supplies arms and ammunition to Bandits at Birnin Gwarri, Kaduna State, Niger, Katsina, and Zamfara States.

“One (1) General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), two (2) AK47 rifles, six thousand, five hundred and nine (6,509) live ammunition were recovered from the syndicate during the operation,” the police communique read in parts.

Mr Mba also disclosed that the police team arrested a 7-man criminal syndicate that specializes in the manufacturing and supplies of locally fabricated AK-47 rifles and ammunition to bandits in forests along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway and Funtua – Kankara expressway in Katsina State.

“The suspects are; Dung Michael ‘m’ 26yrs, Dung James ‘m’ 29yrs, Bulus Iliya ‘m’ 25yrs, Markus Danladi ‘m’ 25yrs, Danjuma Dachu ‘m’ 25yrs all from Jos South and Samaila Abdullahi ‘m’ 45yrs from Toro in Bauchi State, Maek Danladi ‘m’ 30yrs from Chukum, Kaduna State. In a similar vein, one Abubakar Mohammed a.k.a Mallam Buzu from Mali who is a transnational gun-runner was arrested by the Police team in Tsamiya, a border town between the Benin Republic and Nigeria. He was arrested with a GPMG ammunition chain drive with a holding capacity of 1,600 rounds of ammunition.”

In addition, three (3) suspects responsible for the production of fake vehicle number plates including a replica of number plates of government, diplomatic and security agencies were arrested. Investigations revealed that the suspects supply the number plates to criminal elements who use the same to beat security checks during their operations. A total of eighty (80) fake number plates were recovered from the gang.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba,  while affirming that the kinetic and non-kinetic approaches targeted at re-ordering security in the country are already yielding positive results, reassured citizens of the renewed commitment of the Force to the fight against crimes and criminality.

He called for sustained support for the police and the security community as efforts are intensified to enhance public safety, peace, and security.

All the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations.

Police Arrest 16 Suspects Linked To Killings Of Security Operatives

 

The Nigeria Police has arrested sixteen suspects including a pastor allegedly involved in series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states, particularly in the south-eastern part of the country.

The Force public relations officer, Mr. Frank Mba in a statement explained that the arrest was made in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force following sustained and intelligence-driven sting operations.

Some of the suspects are Ugochukwu Samuel, Raphael Idang, Cletus Nwachukwu Egole, a pastor with the holy blessed trinity sabbath church, Orlu, Imo state, Michael Uba, a prophet with the association of Jewish faith, and twelve others.

Sophisticated firearms, live ammunition, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), camouflage bullet-proof vests, walkie-talkies, and other incriminating items were recovered.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has restated that the Force will not tolerate any further attack on its personnel or any citizen by any individual or group under any guise whatsoever.

He assured that law enforcement agents have gathered sufficient intelligence on the attackers and are closing up on scores of suspects already implicated in the attacks either directly or indirectly for financing, aiding, and abetting the criminals.

He insists that no murderer will go unpunished.

Police Arrest 7 For Multiple Abductions, Child Pornography

 

Police authorities say they have arrested five (5) persons for their alleged involvement in multiple abductions. 

The spokesman for the police, Mr. Frank Mba in a communique stated that the suspects specialize in the abduction of women and girls, sexually abusing them, and obtaining ransom from their families before their release.

Force public relations officer, CP Mba in his statement confirmed that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the intelligence response team following a massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the recent trend of the abduction of women in some south-south states, especially port Harcourt and its environs.

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According to the force spokesperson, the abductors target female drivers of Porsche cars who are alone, trail them to lonely roads, abduct and take them to their criminal hideouts where they abuse them sexually.

Four AK-47 rifles, a double-barrel shotgun, and a set of military camouflage uniforms suspected to have been illegally acquired were recovered from the suspects.

Mr. Mba said efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing gang members and recover more weapons and stolen vehicles used for their operations.

Similarly, operatives of the Nigeria Police Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja have also arrested two kano based suspects, Ibrahim Aminu and Mohammad Umar.

The suspects are said to be members of a trans-border/international child porn syndicate that sexually abuses and takes undue advantage of underaged girls and disseminate video recordings of the illicit sexual act on social media platforms.