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Saturday, 30 September 2023 01:57

Police Bust Kidnapping Syndicates, Recover Firearms In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has apprehended suspected kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers terrorising the state.

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, presented a comprehensive report of recent achievements in combating crime within the state, during a press briefing held on Friday at the Police Command Headquarters in Lafia.

The Police disclosed that individuals involved in a kidnapping syndicate responsible for multiple abductions in Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga, and Kokona Local Government Areas (LGAs) were arrested, and firearms were also recovered from them.

In another operation, the Police apprehended a member of a kidnapping syndicate operating in Gudi and Garaku.

The Police said the suspect, who had been on the wanted list, is cooperating with authorities to apprehend other gang members.

Nansel said the Police operatives also conducted a successful operation at a notorious cultist hideout, resulting in the arrest of several individuals.

Items recovered from the suspects included a locally fabricated pistol, live cartridges, black berets with inscriptions of Neo-Black Movement Confraternity, a Black Axe, a sword, a machete, a mask, and other occultic items.

Nansel added that the fight against crime and criminality remains a top priority for law enforcement in Nasarawa State and warned criminals to leave the state or face decisive defeat.

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