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Police arrests 11 over recent kidnapping in Taraba

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Police arrests 11 over recent kidnapping in Taraba

The operatives of Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested 11 suspects in Taraba State for their complicity in various criminal roles and recent kidnappings in the state.

The suspects were Luka Adam, Shuaibu Nuhu, Moses Amos, Peters Mashi, Ahmadu Mallam, Adamu Mohammed, Dahiru Mallam Dalha, Gambo Isah, Sanusi Ahmadu, Mallam Mohammed Mauludu and Ibrahim Idi.

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According to force spokesman, Frank Mba, on Sunday said they were arrested for, among other things, kidnapping an officer of Nigeria Customs Service, a relative of the Emir of Jalingo and killing of a police sergeant in Jalingo.

He said their arrest followed the deployment of the IRT team to the state to complement the efforts of the command.

He said it was in prompt response to contain the disturbing trend of kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes in the state.

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Mba said the team recovered seven AK-47 rifles, two Beretta pistols, 121 rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, four magazines, masks, illicit drugs and other incriminating items during raids of various hideouts of the suspects in the State.

He said: “Police investigations revealed that the suspects, who have also been on the wanted list of the Taraba Police Command, are members of a notorious kidnap syndicate and have been evidentially linked to the recent upsurge in incidents of kidnapping in the state, including the deliberate and calculated attacks on security personnel.”

Police arrests 11 over recent kidnapping in Taraba

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