POLICE BUSTS CRIMINAL GANG NETWORKS, ARRESTS 50 SUSPECTS, RECOVER 10 FIREARMS, DRUGS
The operatives of the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Operation Puff Adder II have arrested 50 criminal suspects who are members of various notorious criminal gangs and networks across the country.
The arrests are outcomes of successful follow-up on cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others.
Police disclosed that a total of 10 sophisticated prohibited firearms, 2,496 AK47 live ammunition, 10 live cartridges, Cartons of Tramadol Drugs worth over 3 million naira, bags of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, 2 laptop computers, and eight 8 mobile phones were recovered from the suspects in the course of the operations.
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In one of the operations, Operatives of the Special Tactical Squad attached to the Operation Puff Adder II while on confidence-building patrol along Kachia – Kaduna Highway on February 28, 2021, intercepted one Danjuma Dachung, a 30yrs native of Ryom, Plateau State and one other, Markus Danladi, in Kachia, Kaduna State conveying one thousand, five hundred and sixty-five (1,565) AK47 ammunition in a Volkswagen, Golf 3 Car.
Police revealed that “investigations by the Police team revealed that the suspects are members of a major ammunition supply syndicate that supplies ammunition from Jos to bandits in their various camps/hideouts in forests in Kaduna State. Further investigations led to the arrest of one Suleiman Tukur, 55yrs old and his son, Shuaibu Suleiman, 18yrs on 9th March 2021 who are relatives of a notorious gang leader who was to receive the ammunition conveyed by Danjuma Dachung and Markus Danladi. Two Hundred and Thirty-One (231) AK47 live ammunition were recovered by the Police team at their residence in Karabi, Kaduna State.”
Reacting to the arrests, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni thanked the members of the public for the continuous support to the Police and the security community in ensuring safety and security in our various communities. The IGP also assured members of the public that the Force would be relentless in taking the battle to the doorstep of criminal elements hell-bent at threatening the internal security order of the country and bringing such suspects to justice.