By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State Police Command has on Thursday arrested two notorious armed robbers and Kidnappers syndicate who have been terrorizing the unsuspecting victims.
The suspects were arrested at Iyara in Ijumu Local Government of the state by the operatives of the Command.
This was contained in statement signed by the Public Relation Officer, ASP William Ovye Aya copy of which was made available to journalist in Lokoja.
The arrest came on the heel of the Commissioner of Police, CP Ali A. Janga who ordered for a massive deployment of Police personnel across the State to ensure a hitch free celebrations.
He explained that consequence upon the directives, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Command led by its Commander, DSP Babagana Bukar while acting on actionable intelligence, arrested the duo of Ibrahim Haruna and Dahiru Abdullahi both of Kaduna State at the river side in Iyara, Ijumu LGA of Kogi State.
The PPRO stated that suspects have confessed to the various Criminal roles the played in the commission of several armed robbery in different towns across the State.
“During interrogation, they further confessed to belonged to the gang of twelve dreaded and vicious kidnap for ransom gang. They also confessed that they robbed their victims on the Iyara highway and collected their money, cloths, handsets, jewelries.
“The suspects were arrested while preparing to travel back to Kaduna. Items recovered from includes, four assorted handsets, different sets of new cloths, different sets of new Jewelries, sets of shoes, rubber slippers, Cutlasses.
“Efforts is on to trail and arrest the other members of the gang. Suspects will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation.
“The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with other Security agencies to sustain the tempo of the fight against kidnapping and other violent Crimes in Kogi State and guarantee protection of lives and property before, during and after the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations remains unequivocal and unwavering,” the statement.