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Police Arrest 20 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers in Kogi


From Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja


The Kogi State Police Command has arrested no fewer than  of 20 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers that have been terrorising people of the state in recent times

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Mr. Ibrahim Sabo Umar, who paraded the suspect at the Police Command headquarters in Lokoja on Wednesday, said the arrests were made in the last one week across different parts of the state.

He attributed the success to “the high level commitment, dedication and hardwork on the part of officers as well as proactive strategies rooted in intelligence policing”.

He explained that on May 22, operatives from SARS Unit acting on a tipoff arrested a five-man kidnap gang that have been terrorising members of the public along the Okene/Auchi and Lokoja/Osara/Okene roads.

Those arrested, according to him, included Shehu Sule, Idris Abubakar, Mohammed Danguloba, Mosume Bangogo, Setto Aliyu and Baumo Moudu. Umar said that on May 27, another suspected gang of armed robbers and kidnapp


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